American President Donald Trump, wore a mask in public for the first time today, giving in to strong pressure to set an example of public health while the new pandemic coronavirus advances in the United States.
Trump he appeared in a black mask while walking down the corridors of Walter Reed military hospital outside Washington, where he visited injured veterans, according to CNN images.
The president passed directly by journalists who were at the scene and did not stop to explain what had become a long-awaited moment: his possible change of vision on the practice recommended by his government’s own medical experts, despite his resistance.
“I think it’s a great thing to wear a mask. I was never against masks, but I believe they have a time and a place,” he said. Trump leaving the White House.
According to new reports this week, advisers practically begged the president to yield and wear a mask in public, and to let himself be photographed wearing one, while cases of the new coronavirus fire in some states in the country and his Democratic opponent in the November elections, Joe Biden, appears leading the polls for voting intentions.
Trump has resolutely defended the management that its administration has been carrying out of the pandemic, even though the United States is the country most affected in the world by the covid-19.
Recently, the country has accumulated days with records of more than 60,000 new cases and almost 135,000 deaths, and the states were left alone to figure out how to reopen activities without a clear and coherent strategy from the White House.