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Biden On Past Statement About Vaccinated Not Needing Masks: Was ‘True At The Time’

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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 29: U.S. President Joe Biden talks to reporters as he walks off stage after delivering on remarks in the East Room of the White House on July 29, 2021 in Washington, DC. President Biden spoke on his administration's effort to get more Americans vaccinated and plan to combat the spread of the Delta variant.
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President Joe Biden snapped at Fox News reporter Peter Doocy on Thursday after Doocy asked about Biden’s previous remarks from May that fully-vaccinated Americans no longer needed to wear masks.

“Mr. President, you said, if you are fully vaccinated, you no longer need to wear a mask,” Doocy said.

After initially denying that he had said that, Biden acknowledged that he did, in fact, state that, saying, “In May, that’s true.”

“That [was] true at the time because I thought there were people who were going to understand that getting vaccinated made a gigantic difference,” Biden said. “And what happened was, a new variant came along, they didn’t get vaccinated, it was spread more rapidly, and people, more people were getting sick. That’s the difference.”

WATCH:

TRANSCRIPT:

PETER DOOCY, FOX NEWS REPORTER: Mr. President, you said, if you are fully vaccinated, you no longer need to wear a mask.

JOE BIDEN, PRESIDENT: No, I didn’t say that.

DOOCY: You did–

BIDEN: I said if you’re fully vaccinated in an area where we do not have, but let me clarify–

DOOCY: In May, you made it sound like–

BIDEN: In May, that’s true.

DOOCY: –[inaudible] mask forever.

BIDEN: That [was] true at the time because I thought there were people who were going to understand that getting vaccinated made a gigantic difference. And what happened was, a new variant came along, they didn’t get vaccinated, it was spread more rapidly, and people, more people were getting sick. That’s the difference.

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