Skip to comments.Trump Wears Mask In Public For First Time During Walter Reed Visit
Posted on 07/11/2020 7:57:10 PM PDT by untenured
President Donald Trump on Saturday was photographed wearing a mask during a visit to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, after months of refusing to don the medical expert-recommended face coverings meant to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.
"I love masks in the appropriate locations," Trump said, speaking to reporters at the White House before his visit.
Trump's usual reluctance to cover his mouth and nose in public has been a point of controversy during the nation's coronavirus crisis, especially as cases of COVID-19 continue to spike particularly in Republican-led states.
Before taking off for Walter Reed, Trump said he'd "probably" wear a mask.
"I think when you're in a hospital, especially in that particular setting, where you're talking to a lot of soldiers and people that, in some cases, just got off the operating tables, I think it's a great thing to wear a mask," the president told reporters. "I've never been against masks, but I do believe they have a time and a place."
Sensible, un-histrionic, Presidential.
Holy Crap, can you imagine a President Clinton during this time of pandemic?
The president cares, thats good enough for me.
He wore one at the Ford plant in Michigan. As usual NPR is wrong.
He does look quite presidential with the First Mask on.
Didn’t he wear the same style/type mask, previously, at a factory?
Smart move. Gives the right message, that it’s only the vulnerable that we need to worry about. Yes, I know the story about someone’s frriend’s borther’s roommate who was 35 and healthy as an ox. The real point is that we can reduce risk in high risk situations even if the mask effectiveness is low.
The one picture of him appeared to have been taken surreptitiously.
He should have a mask with the POTUS seal on it, GEEZE you would think his team could arrange that!,
He'd have been holed up at Site R boinking Monica.
They finally owned him. Admit it— we have lost this round.
Slick would’ve worn a pair of Monika’s.....well, you get the picture.
Only in NPR's whacked leftist world. Doesn't bother me, and I don't cover mine either. So, NPR F-off.
Not exactly profiles in courage. All will submit to the almighty mask.
He said yesterday he would be a wearing a mask while he was at the hospital. We lost nothing.
Would you wear a mask visiting a hospital?
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