President Donald Trump covered his face publicly for the first time during a Saturday trip to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, ending the polemical debate about him being against mask-wearing amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“When you’re in a hospital, especially…I think it’s expected to wear a mask,” the President told reporters as he left the facility. For months, and even with raging infection rates, Trump persisted not to wear face coverings in public because it made him look “sort of like The Lone Ranger.”
However, Trump made it clear that masks are important when social distancing can’t be observed or in tight situations.
“I’m all for masks. If I were in a group of people and I was close…oh, I would wear one, I have.”