When President Donald Trump met with airlines executives on Wednesday, March 4, he assured them that despite the coronavirus outbreak, it was still safe to fly. The president commented that because of coronavirus, “I haven’t touched my face in weeks. It’s been weeks! I miss it.” And Twitter users are fact-checking that claim, demonstrating that Trump has, in fact, touched his face more recently than that.
During the meeting with airline executives, Trump told them, “I think it’s safe to fly. We have closed down certain sections of the world, frankly…. Yes, it’s safe.”
President Trump while answering question on air travel in meeting with airline CEOs: "I haven't touched my face in weeks. I miss it."
— CSPAN (@cspan) March 4, 2020
The conversation segued into a discussion of good hygiene, which was when Trump commented on not having touched his face in weeks — a claim that Twitter user Matt Walsh debunked, posting a photo of Trump touching his face three days earlier on March 1. And C-Span reporter Tyler Bartlam posted a photo of Trump touching his face on March 2.
This fact check came out faster than imagined https://t.co/3TSDxQtWmA
— David Shepardson (@davidshepardson) March 4, 2020
Today Donald Trump claimed that he hasn’t touched his face in weeks.
FACT CHECK: photographs show him touching his face three days ago
What else is he lying to us about?
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) March 4, 2020
— Tyler Bartlam (@tylerbartlam5) March 4, 2020