Trump Says He Will Finally Wear a Mask in Public Tomorrow
The use of face coverings, along with social distancing, has helped many countries around the world get on top of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the United States, however, the wearing of masks has become a political issue. And it is an issue thanks to President Donald Trump.
With the coronavirus now erupting in states with GOP Governors, many Republican lawmakers have changed their tune on masks. And those lawmakers may now include the President who said that he will sport a mask in public on Saturday.
Trump did wear a mask during a visit to the Ford Motor Company in May. Reporters and photographers, however, were asked not to show pictures of the President sporting a face covering.
I wonder if any of these wounded warriors are at Walter Reed as a result of Russian bounties?https://t.co/3VG6vq9fC5
— Tammy Duckworth (@SenDuckworth) July 10, 2020
With a visit to the Walter Reed Medical Center looming, though, Trump said it is now the right thing to do. He told reporters, “I’m going to Walter Reed to see some of our great soldiers who have been injured. Badly injured. And also see some of our Covid workers, people who have such a great job. And I expect to be wearing a mask when I go into Walter Reed. You’re in a hospital so I think it’s a very appropriate thing.”
According to CNN, White House aides hope that this move may help the President’s troubled campaign.