Trump Gives Crazy Reason For Not Wearing A Mask Around WW2 Veterans
The West celebrated the 75th anniversary of VE Day on Friday. President Trump celebrated on behalf of America eight World War Two veterans. The oldest of the veterans was 100 and the youngest was 96. Despite being warned by the CDC that anyone over 65 is more likely to become severely ill from the coronavirus, Donald Trump did not wear a mask around the elderly vets.
Trump says he didn’t consider wearing a mask at event with World War II vets today. “I was very far away from them … Plus the wind was blowing so hard in such a direction that if the plague ever reached them, I’d be very surprised.”
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This comes after Trump’s valet tested positive for the virus earlier this week. Trump could have been exposed, and, in turn, exposed the veterans. White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany was asked if Trump, “gave any consideration to wearing a mask given that his valet just tested positive?” She replied that Trump is , “tested regularly.” She went on to say that the veterans, “made the choice” to meet with the President, “because they’ve chosen to put their nation first. They wanted to be with their commander-in-chief on this momentous day. And it was there choice to come here.”
The President is tested regularly for antibodies, but these tests notoriously unreliable. It is also likely that you the antibodies will not be detectable if you are just becoming sick when the test is administered.
Trump responded to the criticism about not wearing a mask when he spoke to press. According to CNN, the President said, “I was very far away from [the veterans] … Plus the wind was blowing so hard in such a direction that if the plague ever reached them, I’d be very surprised.”
President Trump’s claim about the wind falls in line with many other outrageous claims he has made about the coronavirus. We can only hope that his antibody tests are accurate.