Here’s how utterly dumb the mask-wearing debate has become

On Monday night in Ohio, Lt. Gov. Jon Husted was warming up the crowd for President Donald Trump — and trying to sell some campaign merchandise.



a group of people posing for the camera: Supporters of President Donald Trump hold up signs as he speaks at a campaign rally, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Swanton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)


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Supporters of President Donald Trump hold up signs as he speaks at a campaign rally, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Swanton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

“I’m trying to make masks in America great again and I’ve got President Trump’s masks,” Husted, a Republican, told the audience gathered in an airplane hangar in Vandalia.

That’s when the boos from the crowd — sitting closely together and most without masks on — started. Husted, because he thought he was facing a friendly-ish crowd, went on.

“Oh, hang on now,” he said to the booers. “I’ve got President Trump’s masks in red. We’ve got one in blue.” That brought on more boos.

“We’ve even got a MAGA mask,” Husted offered. Boos.

“I know

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