Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted was brutally booed when he attempted to promote a pro-Trump mask.
To be clear…
He was NOT booed for promoting a pro-Trump face mask.
Rather, he was booed because he was talking about having to wear masks.
The Lt. Governor was so caught off guard that he had to raise his hands and say:
Ok… ok! I get it!
The video is of the crowd reaction is absolutely hilarious!
You can watch it below:
Turns out that wearing face masks is not that popular in the swing state of Ohio.
Could this be a preview of what's to come in November?
Cleveland.com has more details on the crowd's reaction:
Supporters of President Donald Trump expressed their displeasure with statewide mask mandates on Monday by loudly booing Lt. Gov. Jon Husted while he served as a warm-up speaker.
Standing on stage at the Dayton International Airport, Husted attempted to model a “Trump 2020” face mask while telling a joke. He struggled to arrive at the punch line, as he was repeatedly interrupted by boos. One audience member yelled for Husted, a former Republican Ohio House speaker who represented the Dayton area in the state legislature during the 2000s, to “get off the stage.”
“Hang on, I get it,” Husted said. “You don’t like it. But when you go in a grocery store where you have to wear one... Just listen up!"
“All right, I get it. But if somebody tells you to take it off, you can at least say you’re trying to save the country by wearing one of President Donald Trump’s masks,” he eventually said.
Husted told the crowd he and Gov. Mike DeWine are co-chairs of the Trump campaign in Ohio, drawing more boos.
“We are working to make sure he’s victorious on Nov. 3,” he said.
When he spoke later, Trump gave shout-outs to DeWine, whom he called a “real good friend,” and Husted.
“He’s opening up. He’s opening up. Where’s Mike? He’s a good man," Trump said.
Monday wasn’t the first time a member of the DeWine administration got booed at a Trump campaign event. During Vice President Mike Pence’s trip to Zanesville last Wednesday, Pence drew a few boos from the crowd when Pence mentioned the governor’s name. At another campaign event in suburban Columbus, an audience member called DeWine “spineless," drawing cheers, according to the Columbus Dispatch.
But the reaction the crowd gave Husted Monday was much louder and sustained. At one point, a brief “Open Up” chant broke out, apparently referring to the DeWine administration’s coronavirus-related business restrictions.
People have the freedom to make their own responsible decisions.
The American people do not want faceless politicians in Washington telling them what they can and can't do!
Joe Biden has openly threatened to create a national mask mandate!
The booing was so loud that the moment went viral on social media.
ABC 6 confirms that the mask mandates were not appreciated by rally goers:
Lt. Gov. Husted actually went viral on several major social media accounts and publications Tuesday evening, after his endorsement of Trump-branded masks was loudly booed and he was told to "get off the stage" by rally-goers.
"During the whole process, much to my own peril, I encouraged people to wear masks," Husted claimed. "I held up masks, encouraged people to do it when they went out, and I wore a mask at the event other than when I was speaking which was outside. And I was very much distanced from everybody in the crowd."
Husted and DeWine, both Republicans, did not say why they specifically chose to support the Republican president by attending a packed rally. DeWine said he would not trample on the First Amendment by applying health orders to a political event, protest, or church gathering — though he wished those people would reconsider or wear masks.
"We have been consistent about this mask guidance that we have given...they did not follow that. Some did, many did not, and I think that's too bad," DeWine said.
The Governor tested negative for coronavirus before boarding Air Force One to meet briefly with President Donald Trump on Tuesday afternoon, according to a spokesperson.
Our politicians and leaders are supposed to SERVE the people.
They're supposed to follow the WILL of the American people...
Not impose their own unconstitutional mandates.
This November... the choice is clear.
We must vote for 4 more years of President Trump!