In a first, US President Donald Trump wore a face mask in public on Saturday as he was visiting the Walter Reed military hospital to meet wounded veterans.
A couple of months ago, even with the increasing number of cases, President Trump refused to wear a mask in front of the cameras and told photographers that:
I had one on before. I wore one in this back area but I didn’t want to give the press the pleasure of seeing it.
– Donald Trump.
I’ve never been against masks, but I do believe they have a time and a place.
According to NDTV, this week’s news reports said that aides had to beg the president to relent and wear a mask in public so that he could be photographed.
3.29 million confirmed cases later, President Trump finally decided to follow the recommendations of his public health official and experts and finally wear a mask.
Twitter reacts to President Trump wearing a mask in public for the first time:
By Bhavya Mehta, ScoopWhoop.