President Donald Trump has warned citizens of the United States of America that the Coronavirus pandemic could get worse in the country before it gets better.
And in another dynamic twist of events, the president who has always been against the mask, came out to encourage everyone to wear masks saying “they’ll have an effect” and show “patriotism”. The president has always been vocal about how masks are unsanitary.
The number of cases of COVID19 continues to spike, the president has been advised by his Aides to take a more cautionary approach towards handling of the pandemic.
In his first White House coronavirus briefing for months on Tuesday, a less off-the-cuff president echoed what public health officials on his pandemic task force have been saying as he warned: “It will probably, unfortunately, get worse before it gets better.
“Something I don’t like saying about things, but that’s the way it is.”
He added: “We’re asking everybody that when you are not able to socially distance, wear a mask, get a mask.”
“Whether you like the mask or not, they have an impact, they’ll have an effect and we need everything we can get.”
President Trump Says Wearing Masks Will Help With Managing Pandemic
The president who has on several occasions – referred to Covid-19 as the “China virus” – took a mask from his pocket in the briefing room, but did not put it on.
The president is facing an uphill climb to re-election in November against Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, according to opinion polls.
Presidential aspirant Mr. Biden on Tuesday accused Mr. Trump of having failed Americans in his handling of the pandemic. “He’s quit on you, he’s quit on this country,” the former US vice-president said.
Trump continued: “We’re asking Americans to use masks, socially distance and employ vigorous hygiene – wash your hands every chance you get, while sheltering high-risk populations.”
“We are imploring young Americans to avoid packed bars and other crowded indoor gatherings. Be safe and be smart.”
Mr. Trump has been reluctant to wear a mask himself in front of the media, claiming that some people only wore such face coverings as a political statement against him. The press pictured him recently wearing a mask for the first time as he visited a military hospital.
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