Accordingly, Twitter users can’t disguise their contempt for the notoriously mask-averse president.
But while Trump has avoided wearing facial coverings throughout the coronavirus pandemic, he told Fox Business News on Monday that he was “all for masks,” adding “I think masks are good.”
However, Trump has personally avoided wearing masks in public and was only publicly seen in one in late may.
He has said on at least one occasion he wasn’t wearing a mask because he “didn’t want to give the press the pleasure of seeing it.”
Trump has questioned whether mask-wearing should be mandatory because “you have many places in the country where people stay very long distance,” but said he’d wear one if he were “in a tight situation with people.”
Trump insisted his ambivalence toward wearing a mask had nothing to do with style concerns.
“I sort of liked the way it looked,” he said. “It was a dark black mask, and I thought it looked OK. It looked like the Lone Ranger.”
Trump says he's not sure a mandate is needed, but "I'm all for masks," and would wear one "in a tight situation with people." He says "I sort of liked the way I looked" one time he wore one, it was okay — "like the Lone Ranger."
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) July 1, 2020
The president’s comment inspired Twitter users to hit him with their best snark.
— Zack Stanton (@zackstanton) July 1, 2020
— BgMac: Mask Up! trump OK w/ RU killing Soldiers (@bgmacneill) July 1, 2020
How long until Donald claims he always supported wearing masks and anyone who says otherwise is "Fake News?"
— Janice Hough (@leftcoastbabe) July 1, 2020
The… The Lone Ranger's mask never covered his mouth. https://t.co/Ozk2bG87t1
— Aaron Pruner (@AaronFlux) July 1, 2020
11 days earlier to WSJ: "Masks are a double-edge sword. People touch them. And they grab them and I see it all the time." https://t.co/k8D8BvaydD
— Shannon Pettypiece (@spettypi) July 1, 2020
And if you don't like "masking up" for public health reasons, then just do it because it makes you look like the Lone Ranger apparently. https://t.co/MCyPavrB6P
— Justin Hicks (@Hicks_JustinM) July 1, 2020
Oh my gosh! Didn’t the Lone Ranger wear a mask around his eyes? If @realDonaldTrump would wear a mask like that, how would he wear a condom? Over his nose? He liked the way he looked in a mask. That’s an opinion of one and he’s likely to like to like the way he looks naked too https://t.co/fAOrbmPicp
— Pecknfluffie (@pecknuffir) July 1, 2020
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