For the first time, President Donald Trump wore a mask in front of the White House press corps during a Saturday visit to Walter Reed Hospital.
While many people applauded the decision, others wondered why it took so long, as illustrated by this exchange between CNN's Wolf Blitzer and CNN national security analyst Sam Vinograd.
@wolfblitzer It took 137K dead Americans to get him to mask up. How different would things be if Trump had led by… https://t.co/zMnY0QUp1X— Sam Vinograd (@Sam Vinograd)1594503862.0
Here some of what others were saying about Trump's photo-op:
Dear #Trump supporters: Remember this next time he tells YOU not to wear a mask. Remember how he takes care of hims… https://t.co/AHsIAfSkfI— Andy Ostroy (@Andy Ostroy)1594503908.0
137,000 Americans didn’t live long enough to see Trump finally put on his fucking mask.— Andrew Wortman 🏳️🌈 (@Andrew Wortman 🏳️🌈)1594504786.0
It shouldn't be news that the POTUS wore a mask into a hospital during a pandemic. It's only news because Trump is such a feckless child.— Bill Maxwell 😷 #BuildBackBetter (@Bill Maxwell 😷 #BuildBackBetter)1594506096.0
3 months after mocking Joe Biden for wearing a mask, Trump wears a mask for the first time in public today.— Mrs. Krassenstein (@Mrs. Krassenstein)1594504599.0
It took 70,000 daily cases, but Trump put on a mask. All this time later. Tiny hands covered in blood. https://t.co/Df6GckJoXe— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈)1594504716.0
When “Trump Wears A Mask” is the headline seven months into a once in a lifetime pandemic, you know the country is… https://t.co/mRlQg5eKYY— Joe Walsh (@Joe Walsh)1594505703.0
Two weeks ago we learned Trump ignored a Russian bounty on American men and women in uniform, and last night Trump… https://t.co/dAipBy5TWN— Christopher Bouzy (@Christopher Bouzy)1594505646.0
Seeing Predator trump walking around Walter Reed Medical Center only after commuting Roger Stone’s criminal sentenc… https://t.co/QrwFatm66W— Ricky Davila (@Ricky Davila)1594504107.0
It’s insane that despite a months-long pandemic that’s killed 130,000 Americans, today, finally, Trump opted to wear a mask in public.— Young Daddy (@Young Daddy)1594506065.0
Sidenote: Trump was right, he does look good in a mask “I had a mask on. I sort of liked the way I looked... It wa… https://t.co/R47LRZnYa1— Will Steakin (@Will Steakin)1594505637.0
UPDATE: by wearing a mask, Trump finally admits to the world that he caused more than 100,000 deaths (so far) by br… https://t.co/pGbcD0cEyM— Treason Stickers (@Treason Stickers)1594505157.0
Biden campaign on Trump wearing a face mask today: “Rather than taking responsibility and leading, he wasted four m… https://t.co/R68QBEw9uL— Geoff Bennett (@Geoff Bennett)1594518047.0