Donald Trump finally wears a mask in public “but it is four months too late”


The president would have thought that a facial mask would make him weak (Photo: AFP via Getty)

Donald Trump finally wore a protective mask in public, about four months after declaring the coronavirus a national emergency in March.

The President wore a covering face while visiting a military hospital, telling reporters, “When you are in the hospital, in particular … I think it is a good thing to wear a mask. ”

The president is a laggard wearing a mask during the pandemic, which has been raging in the United States since March and has infected more than 3.2 million people and killed at least 134,000 people.

His rival Democrat Joe Biden said the president’s action was too little, too late.

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“Donald Trump has spent months ignoring the advice of medical experts and politicizing the wearing of a mask, one of the most important things we can do to prevent the spread of the virus,” said the spokesperson. Biden said in a press release.

“Rather than take responsibility and lead, it wasted four months that the Americans made sacrifices by stirring up divisions and actively discouraging people from taking a very basic step to protect each other. ”

The most prominent Republicans, including Vice President Mike Pence, approved the wearing of masks as the coronavirus gained ground this summer.

Republican governors began to demand or encourage the use of masks, as the pandemic became more severe in some southern and western states.

President Donald Trump wears a mask during his visit to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland 'on July 11, 2020. (Photo by ALEX EDELMAN / AFP) (Photo by ALEX EDELMAN / AFP via Getty Images)

Donald Trump wore the mask during a visit to a military hospital (Photo: AFP via Getty)

President Donald Trump wears a face mask as he walks down a hall during a visit to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, Saturday July 11, 2020. (AP Photo / Patrick Semansky)

Trump’s navy blue mask carries the President’s seal (Photo: AP)

Trump, however, has refused to wear a mask at press conferences, coronavirus task force updates, rallies and other public events.

People close to him told the Associated Press that the president was concerned that a mask would make him weak and that he would focus on the public health crisis rather than the economic recovery.

Although he doesn’t wear them himself, Trump has sent mixed signals about the masks, acknowledging that they would be appropriate if worn in an indoor environment where people were close to each other.

But he accused journalists of wearing them to be politically correct and retweeted messages mocking Biden for wearing a mask and implying that Biden looks weak.

It remains to be seen if Trump will wear a mask regularly.

The wearing of masks has become another line of political demarcation, the Republicans being more resistant to their wearing than the Democrats.

Few masks have been seen during recent Trump campaign events in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Phoenix and Mount Rushmore in South Dakota.

The only time Trump was known to wear a mask was during a private party while visiting a Ford factory in Michigan.

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