UPDATED 8:01 AM PT – Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Despite the recent closures of salons across the Bay Area due to the coronavirus pandemic, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was caught receiving a hair wash and blow-out from her stylist in San Francisco.
On Tuesday, salons in the county were only allowed to resume operations outdoors as long as stylists and customers wear a mask at all times.
On Monday afternoon, however, surveillance footage showed Pelosi walking away from her salon chair with wet hair and without a face covering inside eSalon in San Francisco. This happened all while coronavirus safety precautions warn against blow-drying as a way to help prevent spreading the virus.
During an interview Tuesday, Pelosi encouraged Americans to continue wearing masks in public. Those remarks were made just one day after she was seen without one.
President Trump’s reelection campaign was quick to point out the hypocrisy by posting a side-by-side video of Pelosi’s remarks and footage of her refusing to take her own advice at the hair salon
On the left: Nancy Pelosi today shaming Americans, saying "you must wear your mask."
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) September 1, 2020
Pelosi’s staff released a statement Tuesday confirming she did receive hair services, but nothing that the top Democrat thought she was complying with the local ordinance. The statement reads:
This business offered for the speaker to come in on Monday and told her they were allowed by the city to have one customer at a time in the business. The speaker complied with the rules as presented to her by this establishment.
According to reports, eSalon’s owner said came forward with the video footage and disapproves of the stylists’ decision to take in Pelosi against countywide orders. She said it was a “slap in the face” and implied the House speaker’s visit was double standard as she was able to get her hair done while no one else could.