While visiting Walter Reed Medical Center on Saturday, President Trump was seen wearing a mask for the first time in public. This comes after months of criticism from political opponents and the media for not publicly wearing one.
When asked earlier last week if he’d wear a mask on the visit, he said “I expect to be wearing a mask when I go into Walter Reed. You’re in a hospital setting, I think it’s a very appropriate thing.”
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The topic of President Trump wearing a mask will continue to expand as we move deeper into the coronavirus pandemic. It’s unlikely he wears a mask often outside of hospital visits or areas of high risk contraction of the virus. The reasoning is unclear but many believe he has pushed back against wearing a mask because it could show weakness.
The Trump campaign is also ramping up campaign events despite the rise in cases nationally. A rally was supposed to be held in New Hampshire on Friday but was cancelled due to Tropical Storm Fay.
At least President Trump doesn’t look as ridiculous as Joe Biden does wearing a mask.