Comedian David Letterman criticized Vice President Mike Pence’s decision to not wear a mask during his recent visit to the Mayo Clinic.
David Letterman told Howard Stern he was disgusted to see Vice President Mike Pence touring the Mayo Clinic without a mask, “taunting” patients https://t.co/7CpIL8XOH9
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) April 29, 2020
“Now if you go to the Mayo Clinic because you have COVID-19, you really have it,” Letterman told Stern, THR reported. “[Pence] takes time off from his gig as a mannequin, and he’s walking around without a mask taunting these poor people who are bedridden and wearing a mask. To me, that is just taunting people who are ill, to see that guy walking around in his $40 suit walking around in the Mayo Clinic without a mask.”
Pence defended not wearing a mask to his visit Tuesday claiming he was following CDC guidelines. (RELATED: ‘I Don’t Think There Is Anyone Left Who Will Vote For Him’: Howard Stern Says Of Trump, Adds He’s ‘All In’ For Biden)
“As vice president of the United States, I’m tested for the coronavirus on a regular basis, and everyone who is around me is tested for the coronavirus,” he said, according to a report published by NPR. “And since I don’t have the coronavirus, I thought it’d be a good opportunity for me to be here, to be able to speak to these researchers, these incredible health care personnel, and look them in the eye and say ‘thank you.'”