They screamed follow the science, hypocrites, maybe he's doing this because he's implying the pandemic needs to go on or he doesn't believe the vaccine works well enough to save him...I remember another President who didn't follow the CDC guidelines and the same people screamed that it was anything but patriotic... ... How Biden says it’s his ‘patriotic responsibility’ to go against CDC rules Biden said he would continue to wear masks outside, calling it a “patriotic responsibility” and “small precaution.” President Biden hasn’t been following advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to ditch his mask outdoors and around small groups of other vaccinated people because he’s taking "extra precautions," a White House aide said Sunday. "You know, we do take some extra precautions for him because he is the President of the United States," said Anita Dunn, a senior advisor in the Biden administration, on CNN’s "State of the Union" when asked about why Biden "doesn’t seem to be following" the new guidance. The agency last week announced that vaccinated Americans can ditch face coverings outdoors unless they are at large gatherings like concerts. But Biden said he would continue to wear masks outside, calling it a "patriotic responsibility" and "small precaution." (More on the link) .