On a visit to the Mayo clinic today, Vice President Mike Pence was made aware of its policy that visitors wear masks—a policy in place since April 13 as a measure to limit the spread of coronavirus during the pandemic. Pence refused to wear one, and was the only person in the building bare-faced during the photo op.
Pence was told of the new rules before he visited, the clinic said on Twitter, a post that was subsequently deleted.
"Mayo Clinic had informed @VP of the masking policy prior to his arrival today," they had written.
But as he visited a blood and plasma donation center inside the building, Pence was bare-faced.
Others in the room — including Dr. Stephen Hahn, the Food and Drug Administration head — wore coverings.
A point is being made: that no-one can do anything about it.