His supporters are going full out toxic in response to his cues. Did you see Tomi Lahren’s tweet this morning? The regular Fox contributor mocked Biden for wearing masks, telling him he needs to “carry a purse.”
Even though that jibe comes from a woman, you don’t get much more toxically masculine than that.
She’s essentially saying that if you care about people enough to wear a mask to protect them from a deadly virus, you’re weak a like a woman, and not powerful and effective like a man.
That’s the toxic message Trump is sending, and it’s pervasive in some quarters.