Hypocrisy gone viral? Officials set bad COVID-19 examples

PARIS (AP) — Few countries seem immune to the perception that leaders are bending the rules of their governments during the coronavirus pandemic. From U.S. President Donald Trump to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, global decision-makers have frequently set bad examples, whether it’s refusing to wear masks or breaking lockdowns aimed at protecting their people from COVID-19. Some are punished when they’re caught, others publicly repent, while a few just shrug off the violations.