Donald Trump visits Walter Reed National Military Medical Center … and wears a mask – The Sun

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PRESIDENT Donald Trump visited the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center … and wore a mask.

The president was seen with his face covered in a blue mask while visiting the premises on Saturday, a video shared by The Hill showed.

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

Saturday was the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic had taken hold in the United States that Trump was photographed wearing a face covering in public.

Leaving the hospital, Trump told reporters, “When you’re in the hospital, in particular … I think he should be wearing a mask,” reported the Associated Press.

Trump flew by helicopter to the facility.

He was there to meet injured soldiers and caregivers caring for patients with coronavirus.

Trump was only pictured wearing a face mask once before, during a private party during a visit to the Ford factory in Michigan in May.

 Trump, in the center, wears a mask during his visit to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, July 11, 20204
Trump, in the center, wears a mask during his visit to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, July 11, 2020Credit: AP Photo

The president said in April he would not wear a mask – despite the CDC’s recommendations that everyone should wear a face cover when he is unable to maintain social distance.

In an interview with Fox News earlier this month, however, Trump said he was “all about masks” and encouraged everyone to wear one.

“I’m all for masks. If I were in a group of people and I was close… oh I would wear one, I have it, ”he told journalist Blake Burman.

“Usually I am not in this position. If I was in a difficult situation with people, absolutely, ”he added.

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The mask had a gold emblem on the sideCredit: Getty Images
 It is the first time that Trump is photographed wearing a facial mask in public

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It is the first time that Trump is photographed wearing a facial mask in publicCredit: AP Photo

He then said that he wore a “dark black” mask from time to time, and that it made him look “a bit like The Lone Ranger”.

Trump wearing the mask on Saturday came as COVID-19 cases in the United States continued to exceed 3.23 million.

More than 134,000 Americans have died from the virus.

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