The refusal to wear the mask is often seen in one part of society as an assertion of one's individual freedom in the face of recommendations from national and global authorities.
"So we're going to Walter Reed Hospital, and we're going to be seeing soldiers-our great heroes, our wounded, and some badly wounded". US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was on CNN today saying the rule should be that kids go back to school in September.
Since the start of the pandemic, there have been more than 3.2 million cases of COVID - 17 that have been listed in the country, as well as near 135 00 0 dead, the heaviest toll in the world.
And of course he couldn't wear just any mask, naturally it has to be one that bears the presidential seal lest we fail to recognise him by his Cheeto-dust tan and heinous toupee alone.
This is the same guy who reportedly refused to wear a mask because he didn't want to give the media the satisfaction.
Some of his aides were reportedly concerned by the sight of so many maskless Trump supporters at a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, last month and anxious by the surge of coronavirus cases in the South. While Trump claimed that the increase in the number of cases was because of the increase in testing and that death rate continued to drop, experts who warned that mortality is a lagging indicator and could soon tick up are watching with concern as the body count rise again. Trump also added, "I've never been against masks", which of course flies in the face of his past actions and comments.
Woolery's tweets that Trump shared to his followers may be referring to statements from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) that initially recommended schools across the U.S.be reopened, based on evidence from Europe that suggested children are less likely to transmit the disease than are adults, per reporting from The Wrap.
As of 5:33 p.m. EDT Saturday, confirmed coronavirus cases in the US stand at 3,228,884, with 65,379 new confirmed cases in the past 24 hours, according to Johns Hopkins University. However, proving to be unpredictable again, he was spotted with a face mask on Saturday.
"The most outrageous lies are the ones about Covid 19".
The president's refusal to wear face masks casts him as a hypocritical leader, given that his health advisers insist that it must be worn by everyone in the country to beat the spread of coronavirus and remains the only way to prevent an infection.
New questions about the president's health surfaced last month when he appeared unsteady while descending a ramp at West Point's commencement ceremony.