Fox News talking head Tomi Lahren responded to a tweet by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden that encouraged folks to wear a face mask (“Masks Matter. They Save Lives.”) by questioning Biden’s masculinity.
“Might as well carry a purse with that mask, Joe,” wrote Lahren.
Might as well carry a purse with that mask, Joe. https://t.co/RugCFkC1GQ
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) October 6, 2020
“A purse?” Was she calling him a woman? Was she saying women are weak or something?
A lot of the Twitterverse thought the remark was pretty assinine including Spokane firefighters:
As we do one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. We’d carry a purse to if it meant keeping our community safe pic.twitter.com/Whcj0pSQXG
— Spokane Co.FD8 Firefighters (@spokaneco8_3711) October 6, 2020
Tomi is shaping public discourse with ignorant, moronic tweets like this. The damage she’s doing by discouraging masks is great. Such a sad, pathetic human.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 6, 2020
You know what else isn’t manly? Using brakes Real men drive into trees or walls when they want to stop their car. Only wimps tap the wimpy wittle bwake pedal.
Cooking pork is wimpy, too. Real men eat it raw and deal with trichinosis like men.
— JRehling (@JRehling) October 6, 2020
I guess they need to get a purse as well pic.twitter.com/yVXqxHnWfJ
— Terrence Smith (@Pofolk041) October 6, 2020
Maybe 210,000 Americans wouldn’t be dead if we had a president who carried a purse. pic.twitter.com/Z9mwXZidHt
— Just a concerned citizen (@stop_cov_spread) October 6, 2020
In the military we wear masks for different reasons. First responders wear masks all the time. We are responsible for the safety & well being of this country. Seems a poor way to thank us by not wearing a mask to protect US for once.
It’s called a dress code, Karen.
— Lady Jaye (@LadyJayPersists) October 6, 2020
Omg LOVE this idea! If he carried a purse he could put masks in it to give to people who forgot their masks/don’t have one, thus slowing the spread of this awful pandemic!! AWESOME idea! Also, go fuck yourself.
— Eve Vawter (@EveVawter) October 6, 2020
One of them is jacked up on a potent cocktail of experimental drugs and steroids that aren’t available to the public and, has a team of 12 physicians. One of them wears a mask. Learn the difference and delete your Tweet Tomi. #TrumpHasCovid #TrumpDrugs #WearAMask
— Jules Morgan (@glamelegance) October 6, 2020