Trump wears face mask in public 1st time during COVID-19 pandemic

The President of the United States, Donald Trump was seen wearing a face mask the 1st time in public during a visit to a military hospital, since the Covid-19 pandemic started.

Trump wears face mask in public 1st time during COVID-19 pandemic


The president, Trump who has never wore a face mask reportedly surfaced in public with the facial covering recommended as a precaution against the novel Coronavirus.

Trump went to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington to meet wounded service members and health care providers caring for COVID-19 patients while wearing a face mask.

Trump exiting the White House, told reporters:

“When you’re in a hospital, especially … I think it’s expected to wear a mask.”

Trump was wearing a mask in Walter Reed’s hallway as he began his visit but was not wearing one when he stepped off the facility.

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Trump’s wearing of the mask comes after months of refusing to wear the protective the covering, saying he feared a mask would make him look weak. He was more concerned that Coronavirus pandemic shifted focus to the public health crisis rather than the economic recovery.

Covid-19 has infected more than 3.2 million and killed at least 134,000 in the US.

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