President Donald Trump has gotten on board with encouraging Americans to wear masks in a big way after refusing to wear one for months and expressing skepticism about the necessity of doing so.
During a Tuesday press briefing, Trump made his views clear. “We’re asking everybody that when you are not able to socially distance, wear a mask, get a mask,” Trump said. “Whether you like the mask or not, they have an impact, they’ll have an effect, and we need everything we can get.”
Trump showed his own mask to reporters and said that he wears it when he can’t stay at least six feet apart from others.
He also tweeted a photo of himself wearing the mask for the first time.
“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!” he captioned the tweet.
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