President Joe Biden referred to Donald Trump as “the president” two times while signing executive orders on health care this week.
“The second order I’m going to be signing also changes what the president has done,” Biden said. He then tried to correct himself, saying, “The president, the president … the former president has done and a memorandum reverse of my predecessor’s attack on women’s health access.”
Joe Biden also claimed that his executive orders will “undo the damage Trump has done” involving programs such as Obamacare and Medicare.
“There’s nothing new that we’re doing here other than restoring the Affordable Care Act and restoring Medicaid the way it was before Trump became president,” Biden continued.
Biden also decided against wearing a mask while signing his executive orders, even though he implemented a mandate requiring anyone inside a federal building to wear a mask. “Since we are socially distanced, I think I can take my mask off and make this very brief announcement,” Biden said to reporters after they entered the Oval Office.
Biden spoke to reporters for about 3 minutes, maskless the entire time. He cleared his throat throughout and even coughed at one point.
Biden administration officials, including White House press secretary Jen Psaki, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Domestic Policy Director Susan Rice, economic adviser Brian Deese have also taken off their masks when speaking to reporters.