Arnold Schwarzenegger Goes Full Terminator On People Politicizing Face Masks

Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger is done with people who are politicizing wearing face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“It’s not a political issue,” the former California Governor tweeted Thursday in support of current Gov. Gavin Newsom’s order that all Californians must now wear face coverings in public in a bid to slow the spread of the contagion.

“Anyone making it a political issue is an absolute moron who can’t read,” Schwarzenegger added:

Not wearing a mask has in recent weeks become something of a badge of honor for some right-wingers and supporters of President Donald Trump, who himself has refused to wear one in public.

Vice President Mike Pence, who leads the White House’s coronavirus task force, has also been pictured mask-free in multiple public settings.

More than 100 health officials argued in an open letter to governors last month that wearing masks “could substantially reduce the death toll, other harms to public health, job losses and economic losses.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends on its website that “wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain” and “especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.”

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