And finally… Do as I say, not as I do

A mayor who flew off on holiday by private jet urged residents to stay at home – in a video recorded from a beach resort.

Steve Adler, leader of Austin, Texas, has become the latest politician to be accused of Covid-19 hypocrisy. He went to Mexico after telling people to stay indoors amid rising cases of the virus.

He said in the video: “This is not the time to relax.”

He told the Austin American-Statesman, which revealed his trip: “There was no recommendation for people not to travel during that period of time.

“Someone could look at me and say, ‘He travelled.’ But what they could not say is that I travelled at a time when I was telling other people not to travel.”

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