White House defends Biden’s ‘Neanderthal thinking’ comment on ending mask mandates

Posted by on March 4, 2021 4:58 pm
Categories: Global Stories

Texas governor Greg Abbott, who lifted face covering requirement, said it was ‘not the type of word a president should be using’

The White House has defended Joe Biden’s criticism of the Republican governors of Texas and Mississippi, after the president called their decisions to end mask mandates “Neanderthal thinking”.

Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, emphasized that the president was comparing the governors’ actions to “the behavior of a Neanderthal, just to be very clear, the behavior”. She also said Biden’s comments were “a reflection of his frustration” about Americans not following public health guidance to limit their risk of contracting coronavirus.

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