Governor Greg Abbott (R-Texas) was widely condemned on social media Friday after praising President Trump’s Independence Day speech about preserving monuments that celebrate America’s freedoms.
“President Trump speaking about Mount Rushmore: ‘This monument will never be desecrated. These heroes will never be defaced! Their legacy will never, ever be destroyed!’ What a sight that monument is,” Abbott tweeted.
President Trump speaking about Mount Rushmore:
“This monument will never be desecrated. These heroes will never be defaced! Their legacy will never, ever be destroyed!”
What a sight that monument is.#4thofJuly
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) July 4, 2020
But users on social media were quick to point out Abbott’s naked hypocrisy of celebrating America’s freedom, when just days prior he imposed statewide unconstitutional mask orders and arbitrary small business shutdowns on bars and restaurants as Texas saw an uptick in COVID-19 cases.
Mask mandates are going to be your downfall. Masks do nothing and are actually HARMFUL.
— Deplorable FOR TRUMP⭐️⭐️⭐️- Text TRUMP to 88022 (@iowa_trump) July 4, 2020
“Rescind the mask order. You’re desecrating the constitution and Texas,” said one user.
Rescind the mask order. You’re desecrating the constitution and Texas.
— Julian’s Rum 🥃 (@JuliansRum) July 4, 2020
— DONNA WARREN ⭐️🌟⭐️ Parler: @DonnaWarrenUSA (@DonnaWR8) July 4, 2020
Great! Now please rescind the stupid mask mandate…
— Marvin Brown🇺🇸❌ Text TRUMP to 88022 (@marvinfbrowniii) July 4, 2020
“Be a true patriot and stand against the COVID tyranny,” said another. “Until then you’re just a weak Republican cowering to the mob.”
Be a true patriot and stand against the COVID tyranny. Until then you’re just a weak Republican cowering to the mob.
— Jon Devin (@Revolution_Eyez) July 4, 2020
Notice how they audience isn’t being forced to wear a mask? South Dakota has a Governor worth supporting!
— VIKING QUEEN (@KathyKoster1) July 4, 2020
Haha! This coming from someone who doesn’t believe in freedom! Go to bed! #removeabbott
— The Czar of Common Sense (@abbott_not) July 4, 2020
“I remember when Texas had freedoms,” another user tweeted.
I remember when Texas had freedoms
— Aaron Coody (@AaronCoody01) July 4, 2020
Your mask mandate make you a tyrant. Rescind it or resign!
— Top Cat ✘ (@mtthckmn) July 4, 2020
Abbott declared that all Texans would be required to wear a mask in public until mid-August, and violating that order would be punishable with a $250 fine.
“COVID-19 is not going away,” he said earlier this week. “In fact, it’s getting worse. Now, more than ever, action by everyone is needed until treatments are available for COVID-19.”
Additionally, he ordered the closures of all bars in Texas again in the name of safety, but left big corporations like WalMart open for business.
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