The Guardian reports:
Donald Trump has said his administration is encouraging Americans to wear face masks in public to prevent spreading the coronavirus – but does not intend to wear one himself, despite his own wife’s advice. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance for people to wear bandannas, t-shirts and other cloth-based coverings in crowded areas, especially in hot spots.
“The CDC is advising the use of non-medical cloth face covering as an additional voluntary public health measure,” the US president told reporters on Friday. “This is voluntary. I don’t think I’m going to be doing it.” Yet later on Friday evening, first lady Melania Trump tweeted: “As the weekend approaches I ask that everyone take social distancing & wearing a mask/face covering seriously.”
As the weekend approaches I ask that everyone take social distancing & wearing a mask/face covering seriously. #COVID19 is a virus that can spread to anyone – we can stop this together.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) April 3, 2020
Your husband is also a virus who spreads hate and disinformation to many people
— 𝙳𝚊𝚟𝚒𝚍 𝙻𝚎𝚘𝚜 (@dleos91745) April 3, 2020
Were they able to finish your tennis pavilion before the pandemic or no?
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) April 3, 2020