I'm all for masks, says Trump

Daniel Fowler
July 4, 2020

"If I were in a tight situation with people, I would absolutely", Trump said in the interview, adding that people have seen him wearing a mask before.

'I just don't want to be doing - I don't know, somehow sitting in the Oval Office behidn the attractive Resolute Desk - the great Resolute Desk - I think wearing a face mask as I greet presidents, prime ministers, dictators, kings, queens, I don't know. Many Americans have refused to wear masks themselves, with social media postings showcasing abhorrent behavior from some of those individuals, including videos of customers coughing on retail workers after being asked to wear masks.

In early April, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that people wear cloth face coverings in public settingswhere other social distancing measures were hard to maintain.

The United States White House stated that President Donald Trump is tremendously grateful to all the doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals, including Indian-Americans, who have selflessly risen to the occasion to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

US President Donald Trump has claimed coronavirus would "sort of just disappear" even as America recorded a recent surge in COVID-19 cases. "The leadership of President Trump has helped to reduce the economic damage to the country", Dr Raj Bhayani, president of NY chapter of American Association of Physicians of India-origin, said. 'Actually, I had a mask on, I sort of liked the way I looked, I thought it was OK'.

'I didn't want to give the press the pleasure of seeing it, ' he said then.

"It was a dark black mask, and I thought it looked OK". They're not wearing a mask because nobody's saying put the mask on, ' Conway said outside the White House Wednesday.

Ravalli County reporting spike in active COVID-19 cases
Globally, more than 10.6 million cases have been reported and 514,527 people have died from the disease. Half of the cases today are part of the ongoing trend of younger people catching the disease.

"We must have no stigma, none, about wearing masks when we leave our homes and come near other people", McConnell said on the floor of the Senate.

On Wednesday, he sounded a different tone, saying: "I had a mask on".

He made the comments a day after Republican lawmakers suggested that he wear a mask in public to set a good example for Americans.

In Wednesday's interview, Mr Trump suggested a federal mandate was unnecessary and continued to frame mask wearing as a matter of choice.

'That allowed the perpetuation of the outbreak that we never did get under very good control'.

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal published in June, Trump also said that he believed facial coverings were an affront to him politically, a sign of disapproval of his presidency from those wearing them. If I'm in a group of people where we're not, you know, 10 feet away and, but usually I'm not in that position and everyone is tested.

The new data was far better than economists expected, and together with the 2.7 million jobs won back in May means the economy has regained 7.5 million of the more than 22 million jobs lost since businesses were closed nationwide to stop the coronavirus in mid-March.

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