White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany criticized Joe Biden for not calling for an end to the “massive superspreader events” that took place after his planned presidential victory.
“Where is @JoeBiden calling for an end to the massive Superspreader events held in his name,” McEnany wrote in a Saturday tweet with a video of thousands of Biden supporters gathering in the streets outside the White House.
Where is @JoeBiden calling for an end to the massive Super Spreader events held in his name? ï¸ pic.twitter.com/8JaofpgMge
– Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) November 7, 2020
After the former vice president between him and President Donald Trump was declared the likely winner of the 2020 presidential election, supporters were seen in New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. to celebrate.
While many of Biden’s supporters were seen masked during their celebrations, many observers on Twitter criticized an easily recognizable lack of social distance.
“Many masks, little social distancing in front of the White House while thousands of Biden’s followers begin their celebrations,” wrote Twitter user Jorge Ventura Media with a video showing Biden’s followers in front of the White House.
Twitter user Matt Baskin showed a photo of Biden supporters gathering in Copley Square in Boston, “after it became known that the networks had called the election.
Hundreds gathered in Copley Square after it was announced that networks had called the election for Joe Biden â¦@GBHNewsâ© #mapoli pic.twitter.com/JDIO1lORle
– Matt Baskin (@mdbaskin) November 7, 2020
CNN correspondent Shimon Prokupez showed a video of Biden supporters gathering outside the Philadelphia convention center and “singing along as some of Trump’s greatest hits were played.
Biden followers sing along to some of Trump’s greatest hits played by his followers outside the Philadelphia Convention Center pic.twitter.com/Kfi42BgOyZ
– Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro) November 7, 2020
Twitter user Buck Sexton also criticized the lack of social distancing in the ongoing celebrations, sarcastically writing: “Trump rallies during the election ‘could kill thousands’ because of the lack of social distancing, but the Biden block party celebrations across NYC are literally saving ‘lives’ right now because science”.
Twitter user Charlie/Char103 responded to a tweet from former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, in which supporters gathered in New York City to celebrate.
“The tweet said: “Cool, we’re happy for Biden, but with social distancing?
Cool, we’re happy for Biden, but with social distancing? https://t.co/fDqDQKfGA6
– Charlie / Char103 (@CharlieBooker7) November 7, 2020
Florida Senator Marco Rubio, who supported Trump in the 2020 election cycle, also criticized the lack of social distance.
“And suddenly, people who gather in large crowds rather than social distancing are no longer considered irresponsible by the media,” Rubio wrote in response to an NBC Breaking News tweet showing Biden supporters celebrating on Black Lives Matter Plaza opposite the White House.
And suddenly, people who gather in large crowds rather than in social distancing are no longer considered irresponsible by the media https://t.co/JisiiJJr78
– Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) November 7, 2020
Several Twitter users pointed out how Jake Tapper from CNN discussed social distancing in the midst of Saturday’s celebrations.
“on @CNN: @jaketapper scolds Biden followers for not socially distancing themselves,” wrote Twitter user Kian.
on @CNN: @jaketapper scolds Biden supporters because they did not socially distance themselves. pic.twitter.com/nidkRp0RJC
– Kianâ§ ð¨ð® (@LuxianMoon) November 7, 2020
“Good point from @jaketapper. I share his concern. Many people who took to the streets to celebrate wear masks, but do not keep a social distance. Let’s hope that all these celebrations do not turn into superspreader events. Don’t make Biden’s work even more difficult than it already is! wrote Twitter user Joe Moesman.
Good point from @jaketapper. I share his concern. Many people who have taken to the streets to celebrate are wearing masks but do not keep a social distance. Let’s hope that all these celebrations do not turn into superspreader events. Don’t make Biden’s work even more difficult than it already is!
– Jos Moesman (@JosMoesmanjr) November 7, 2020
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