President Donald Trump has posted a photograph of himself wearing a face mask and calls it “patriotic,” denoting his most clear support of the move yet following quite a while of blended messages and refusals to wear it.
Trump on Monday night tweeted an image of himself wearing a face cover, including: “We are United in our effort to defeat the Invisible China Virus, and many people say that it is Patriotic to wear a face mask when you can’t socially distance.”
We are United in our effort to defeat the Invisible China Virus, and many people say that it is Patriotic to wear a face mask when you can’t socially distance. There is nobody more Patriotic than me, your favorite President! pic.twitter.com/iQOd1whktN
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 20, 2020
His tweet demonstrated the novel coronavirus the “China virus,” rehashing his incendiary epithet that tries to reprimand China for the infection yet has been generally scrutinized as connecting individuals of Chinese plunge — including in the US — to it as well.
Trump, moreover said:
“There is nobody more Patriotic than me, your favorite President!”
While pictures of Trump wearing a cover at a Ford production company in Michigan surfaced in May, he has been seen wearing a face cover out before the press only a single time — while he visited the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on July 11. The image tweeted by Trump on Monday seemed to be from this occasion.
Trump told “Fox News Sunday” that he wore the face mask as he would not like to “spread anything” to the soldiers.
Yet, there may have been another thought process. An anonymous authority who was at the occasion revealed to CNN that the president chose to wear a face mask subsequent to being demonstrated information showing that Americans didn’t agree with Trump’s reaction to the coronavirus.
Another counsel disclosed to CNN that Trump consented to wear the face mask after substantial “pleading” from aides and that Trump had not had any desire to be believed to yield media pressure.
While Trump has not entirely censured clinical advice that individuals should wear face covers to attempt to restrict the coronavirus’ spread, he has over and again said it isn’t vital for him, as he is routinely tested for the infection, and has stood up against making them necessary publicly
Trump had since quite a while ago abstained from wearing one, and he is accepted to figure doing so would make him look ridiculous and harm his re-appointment possibilities.
In May, the White House made all West Wing staff members wear face masks in the structure, yet the rule didn’t make a difference to Trump.
Trump also went to open occasions without wearing a face mask.
He was condemned in May for visiting a Honeywell processing plant without wearing a face cover, however he said he wore one “behind the stage,” where no cameras were available.
He also generally declined that he would not wear one at the Ford processing plant, where he stated, “I didn’t want to give the press the pleasure of seeing it.”
Trump has been blamed for politicizing face covers, saying in June that he thought a few Americans were wearing them just to show disapproval with him. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has since April suggested that individuals wear fabric face covers publicly.
On July 1, Trump said he was “all for masks” however was disparaging of making face covers compulsory.
In the “Fox News Sunday” interview, Trump excused CDC expectations that the infection could before long be managed if everybody wore covers.
“I don’t agree with the statement that if everybody wears a mask, everything disappears,” he said. “All of sudden everybody’s got to wear a mask, and as you know masks cause problems, too.”
But he later included: “With that being said, I’m a believer in masks. I think masks are good.”
VP Mike Pence, who leads the White House coronavirus team, also told a meeting with governors on Monday that wearing face masks and social distancing dramatically decreases the rate of community spread,” as per video grabbed by The Daily Beast.
In declining to wear face covers, Trump had gone against other world pioneers just as his possible 2020 Democratic presidential challenger, Joe Biden.
In late May, Trump shared a tweet taunting Biden for wearing a face cover at an open Memorial Day appearance.
However, Twitter users are not convinced with this act of Trump and brought a tweet storm to the platform with various posts to show their anger, disaproval to what trump has got so late.
He found possibly the worst way to do the bare minimum. https://t.co/ZPmqK6Sdzw
— John Iadarola (@johniadarola) July 20, 2020
After months of mocking mask use and watching Covid cases climb, Trump finds a racist way to change his tune.
This guy can never admit he was wrong. Did the same thing when he fessed up to his lie about Obama's birth certificate in 2016 and tried to blame Hillary Clinton for it. https://t.co/5ArNBffV8H
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) July 20, 2020
You're too late to convince us you care. https://t.co/IEYFAlKUf0
— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) July 20, 2020
It took you three months. And how many cases have there been since then? How many deaths? Take the word patriot out of your mouth. https://t.co/ZJoSwzn2wX
— Aaron Vallely (@Vallmeister) July 20, 2020