Donald Trump isn’t exactly paying attention to what he’s saying when he speaks, which usually ends in some pretty hilarious word salads in which The Donald typically contradicts things he’s said in the very same rant. Senility is definitely an issue with Mr. Trump, so why would he not be briefing the nation on how not to catch the coronavirus.
Friday, Trump told Americans that they should now cover their mouths and nose if they absolutely have to go outdoors, and then, in the very same breath, he said that he was ignoring his own recommendation.
Trump said this after the CDC recommended that everyone wear masks, even if they’re makeshift, if going outside:
“It’s going to be really a voluntary thing
“You can do it. You don’t have to do it. I’m choosing not to do it, but some people may want to do it, and that’s OK.”
Look at the segment of the briefing below:
Trump announces the CDC is now recommending people wear face coverings to stop spread of coronavirus, but then immediately says "I don't think I'm going to be doing it." pic.twitter.com/GRDLrNNJMD
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 3, 2020
How embarrassing. He knows he leads half the country by example, and that if he doesn’t do it, his mindless followers won’t do it either. Trump is essentially endangering all of his own supporters ahead of the biggest election of his life. Smart move.
According to the CDC:
“In light of this new evidence, CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.”
Just do that, folks. Ignore the president.
“I’m feeling good.”
“I just don’t want to be doing that. I don’t know. Somehow sitting in the Oval Office behind that beautiful Resolute Desk, great Resolute Desk, I think and wearing a face mask as I greet presidents, prime ministers, dictators, kings, queens. I don’t see it for myself.”
He added that “maybe I’ll change my mind.”
People on Twitter who watched the video above are doing just that, but first, they are giving Trump a piece of their mind. Check out the best reactions below: