Steve Doocy: Trump Should Wear a Mask

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A number of Republican lawmakers have also endorsed mask-wearing in recent days.

This shouldn't seem like such a big deal, but it's a major divergence from Donald Trump's anti-mask campaign.

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said there should be no stigma attached to wearing face coverings in public amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

"Wearing simple face coverings is not about protecting ourselves, it is about protecting everyone we encounter".

Throughout the country, resistance to public health measures has taken on a partisan tone. "I don't see any downside to the president wearing a mask in public", Steve Doocy of "Fox & Friends" said on Tuesday. Of course, he'd have to edit out the part of that press conference where he repeatedly stressed that mask usage was voluntary and that he himself would not wear one because he didn't like the image it projected.

"When you see the president speak, I think there's social distancing", McCarthy answered.

Republican Senator Tim Scott of SC, where cases are spiking, posted a similar message on Twitter.

"COVID-19 can be transmitted quickly and easily-even by people who aren't experiencing symptoms".

B.C. allowing visitors in long-term care homes, assisted living facilities again
More than half are linked to care homes, the largest source of cases in the province. Visitors must wear a mask and visitations must be booked in advanced.

Like how he repeated (multiple times) the false claim that masks can hurt more than they help slow the virus.

Vice President Mike Pence encouraged Americans to wear masks during a visit to Texas on Sunday. "That is why I have suggested the president should occasionally wear a mask even though there are not many occasions when it is necessary for him to do so". "MAGA should now stand for 'Masks are great again'".

The city of Jacksonville, Florida, where Trump is expected to accept the Republican presidential nomination in August, adopted a mandatory mask requirement for public and indoor locations on Monday.

In an interview on Fox News, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) urged Americans to keep wearing face masks, prompting Doocy to ask him: "What about the president?"

"The President has plenty of admirers, they would follow his lead, it would help end this political debate", Alexander said. "Let the president have the same sense and do that as an executive order", Cuomo told reporters.

"As a diplomat living in New York, I feel this is my privilege and also an obligation to join hands with everybody here to fight this pandemic, shoulder by shoulder", said Chinese Consul General in New York Huang Ping at a virtual handover ceremony.

"I like to wear my plaid mask, Dr. Fauci uses his mask to demonstrate his loyalty to the Washington Nationals, Sen".

In its first projections comparing different actions to control COVID-19 transmission, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) forecast almost 180,000 in the USA will die by Oct 1. Marco Rubio of Florida said last week. He's spent months attacking and politicizing mask-wearing.

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