GOP Senator Appeals To Trump’s Vanity On Masks

The Daily Beast reports:

Retiring Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) implored President Donald Trump to publicly wear a mask on Sunday in order to cool the politicization of mask-wearing, appealing to the president’s vanity in the process.

The conservative senator ended his plea to Trump by playing to the president’s well-known obsession with appearing strong and tough.

“People admire him and will follow his lead,” Alexander concluded. “So I think it would be a sign of strength if he would from time to time wear a mask and remind everyone that it is a good way to help with this disease.”