The Daily Beast reports:
A week after he publicly donned a face mask for the first time following months of refusal, President Donald Trump — who still opposes a nationwide mask mandate — posted a photo of himself with a face mask while declaring that “many people say” that it’s “patriotic” to wear a mask. On Monday morning, meanwhile, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams literally begged Fox News viewers to wear masks to stem the spread of the virus that’s killed over 140,000 Americans.
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! pic.twitter.com/iQOd1whktN
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 20, 2020
oh please, who tweeted this for you, just yesterday you were taking the exact opposite stance and yammering about how masks have their own dangers. also, my favorite president isn’t a lazy old duffer who watches himself on television all day long when he isn’t whining like a baby
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) July 20, 2020
107 days after Biden encourages people to wear face masks, Trump finally admits that Joe Biden was right!
— Mrs. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) July 20, 2020
Stop calling COVID-19 the China Virus and encouraging white supremacists to beat my Asian American brothers and sisters on the streets and to inhumanely bully them in their daily lives. Scapegoating us like this for political clout is beyond unconscionable. We are human beings.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) July 20, 2020
Mr. President, I have supported you for a long time and continue to do so. Do you truly understand that masks don’t work? This to me goes right into the hands of the Deep State plan.
— CJTRUTH⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@cjtruth) July 20, 2020
It took three months for you to wear a mask in public after your own CDC recommended it.
You’re not leading, you’re failing. And it’s costing lives.
— DNC War Room (@DNCWarRoom) July 20, 2020
Gee, it only took you
– 5 months
– 143,000 dead Americans
– 42,000,000 unemployed Americans
– 18 states SHARPLY spiking upward
– 15 point poll deficit to Joe Biden
Let’s be real, though: You only cared about the poll numbers. You are neither Patriotic nor “favorite.”
— BrooklynDad_Defiant Rep John Lewis! (@mmpadellan) July 20, 2020