FNC’s Wallace Corrects HHS Sec Azar over Biden’s Title: ‘He’s the President-Elect, Sir’

Fox News anchor Chris Wallace interrupted Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on this week’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday” after Azar referred to Joe Biden as “the vice president” rather than “president-elect.”

Wallace asked, “If President Trump had worn a mask then and urged everyone to wear a mask then, back in April, the way Joe Biden is right now, wouldn’t we be in much better shape?”

Azar said, “We welcome Vice President Biden to the club. Since the middle of April, the president’s guidelines have called for …”

Wallace interjected, “He’s the president-elect, sir. He’s the president-elect.”

Azar said, “The president has called masks patriotic acts. Every one of his top advisors says, wear your mask. We talk about the data. At one meter, if two people whether masks, it can reduce viral transmission by 72%, protecting both the source and the recipient. We’ve got the data, masks work. We encourage people, please wear a mask when you can’t engage in social distancing.”

Wallace said, “First of all, if the President-elect Joe Biden, Secretary Azar, and secondly, the fact is the president set on the first day, April 30, that he wasn’t going to wear a mask. He didn’t wear a mask in public for three months until July, and just last night at that rally in Georgia, not only didn’t he wear a mask, but I was watching the rally, thousands of people packed together, none I could see wearing a mask.”

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