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.
Trump always finds the wrong thing to say. https://t.co/g1M1QWewVK— Tea Pain (@Tea Pain) 1585950079.0
“I’m choosing not to do it," Trump says of CDC recommendation to cover faces. Recall the White House said earlier t… https://t.co/ErgiMUh3wX— Jennifer Epstein (@Jennifer Epstein) 1585949904.0
"I'm choosing not to do it" is his motto for basically everything that could help— Eddie Vale (@Eddie Vale) 1585950060.0
"I don't think I'm going to be doing it," says Trump re: wearing masks. "I'm choosing not to do it." It's like he's… https://t.co/0xLTZYYsjp— caprice crane (@caprice crane) 1585949684.0
@atrupar Trump, who is if nothing else a good salesman, speaking of the new CDC guideline saying people should wear… https://t.co/5qDXhotcRq— Ron Waxman 🏳️🌈 (@Ron Waxman 🏳️🌈) 1585950020.0
I am so damn sick of this. Trump starts talking & before he tells you what you SHOULD BE DOING, he said he’s “choo… https://t.co/JKOWkgFEQO— In Search Of Treasonous Helsinki Notes (@In Search Of Treasonous Helsinki Notes) 1585950404.0
@TeaPainUSA Quite a departure from Obama recording himself getting the flu vaccine...how far we’ve fallen...— #BLM #BloatedCarcass45 #BunkerBitch (@#BLM #BloatedCarcass45 #BunkerBitch) 1585950198.0