The Conservative commentator and Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson erupted at the idea of outdoor mask-wearing. He branded the policy as “repulsive” as “smoking in an elevator”. He went on to call on viewers to “call the police” if they see children wearing masks before claiming that it “should be illegal” to wear masks outside.
Carlson said: “It’s our job to brush them (masks) back and restore the society we were born in.
“So the next time you see someone in a mask on the sidewalk or on the bike path do not hesitate, ask politely but firmly ‘would you please take off your mask’.”
Mr Carlson then went on to claim “science shows there is no reason for you to be wearing it – your mask is making me uncomfortable.”
The anchor then added: “We should do that and we should keep doing it until wearing a mask outside is roughly as socially accepted as lighting a Marlboro (cigarette) on an elevator – It’s repulsive! Don’t do it around other people.”
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He added: “That’s the message we should send because it’s true.”
The tirade continued as Carlson erupted in fury at the sight of seeing children wear masks to play outside which he branded “should be illegal!”
Carlson then concluded his furious rant by saying: “Your response when you see children wearing masks as they play should be no different from your response to seeing someone beat a kid in Walmart!
“Call the police immediately!”
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US states began mandating the use of face masks when the United States became one of the worst-affected countries in the world last year.
The Center for Disease Control confirmed earlier this week they will be revising the mask-wearing policy now a large part of the population has been vaccinated against the virus.
The USA has had 32.2 million cases of coronavirus so far with a further 47,430 cases confirmed in the last 24 hours.
But the country has been rocked by 572,000 deaths from the virus. California alone has had 61,461 deaths.
Over 95 million Americans (29.2 percent of the population) have been fully vaccinated while 231 million doses have been administered.