Covid-hysteria has been seen across the country in various industries, but it has arguably been most draconian in air travel. It seems every other day we hear reports of people getting kicked off of airplanes or scolded like children for not wearing masks at all times. But for the privileged elites, the rules seem to be different. Case-in-point: White House Climate Change Czar John Kerry.
As Donald Trump Jr. noted in a Tweet, “SPOTTED: Liberal hypocrite & Biden Admin official @JohnKerry flouting @JoeBiden’s Federal mask mandate. NOTE: His mask is off & he isn’t eating or drinking. Will he be fined for breaking the law & banned from flying @AmericanAir like regular citizens would be? #LiberalPrivilege”
NOTE: His mask is off & he isn’t eating or drinking. Will he be fined for breaking the law & banned from flying @AmericanAir like regular citizens would be?#LiberalPrivilege pic.twitter.com/3j7j57jXVI
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 17, 2021
The irony of all this is that Kerry has been lambasted in the recent past for flying on private jets to his various appointments, including a jaunt to Iceland to accept a climate change award. As he noted at the time, private planes are “the only choice for someone like me.”
In the image shared by Trump, Kerry can be seen reading a book with no mask on. It does not appear to be a “gotcha” image taken at just the right time as there is no mask visible in his lap or around his neck. He does not appear to have a drink or food nearby. He’s just reading something and exercising his “someone like me” privilege while sitting right next to a masked traveler.
We’ve seen people like Anthony Fauci, Gavin Newsom, Andrew Cuomo, Phil Murphy, and even Joe Biden himself go maskless when they think the cameras aren’t rolling. None of them got kicked out, fined, or arrested like we would have been.