‘I’m choosing not to do it’: Trump says he will ignore voluntary CDC recommendation to wear a mask
President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference at the White House. (AFP / Roberto SCHMIDT)

At Friday's coronavirus task force press briefing, President Donald Trump announced that the Centers for Disease Control will be recommending all people wear a protective mask when they venture outside.


However, Trump repeatedly stressed that these measures are "voluntary" — and to drive home the point, he went out of his way to say, "I'm choosing not to do it."

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