Internet slams Trump for stressing people don’t have to follow new CDC guidelines
President Donald Trump giving a coronavirus briefing (screengrab)

On Friday, President Donald Trump announced at his coronavirus press briefing that the Centers for Disease Control will be advising all Americans to wear masks in public life — but stressed repeatedly that these guidelines are entirely voluntary and added, "I'm choosing not to do it."

Trump's attitude drew criticism from commenters on social media, who noted he is discouraging the public from following the advice of his own administration and endangering lives.