As Donald Trump arrived back at The White House after his treatment for coronavirus at the Walter Reed Medical Centre, he took off his mask and flashed a double thumbs up to the camera to show his strength.
... Or at least that his thumbs haven’t been taken down by the disease.
Unsuprisingly, reactions to this stunt haven’t been very supportive, as in taking off his mask, the president risked infecting those around him with coronavirus.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has consistently been vocally critical of Trump, saying: “If he is acting frivolously with this virus, as he has done all along, this is dangerous for the American people”. Of Trump’s behaviour, she said:
Going into crowds unmasked and all the rest, was sort of a brazen invitation for something like this to happen.
Clearly, Trump wasn’t a fan of such critiques, and snapped back at Pelosi by saying she should “Wear your mask in the “beauty” parlor, Nancy!”, making a comment on the Speaker being seen in a hair salon without a mask.
This response from the president has sparked outrage across social media, as critics point out that has rarely been spotted wearing a mask.
In addition to this, the President’s comments have been slammed for sexism as he takes a jab at the Speaker's appearance, some giving Trump a taste of his own medicine, as it were.
Some people have taken the opportunity to make note of Trump’s expenses on his own beauty regime.
It looks like the rivalry between Trump and Pelosi isn't going to end anytime soon.