President Donald Trump has resisted advice to wear a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic, but was spotted wearing a mask during a visit to Walter Reed Hospital on Saturday.
Trump made the trip after spending Saturday at Trump National Golf Club.
"Visiting military hospital, Trump wears a mask in public for first time during pandemic," the Associated Press reports.
Trump has reportedly feared his base turning on him over the question of mask wearing.
Reporters posted images of the scene:
As he visits Walter Reed Medical Center, President Trump wears a face mask for the first time in public https://t.co/bWRiGs6x11— Jonathan Lemire (@Jonathan Lemire) 1594503291.0
President Trump wearing a mask at Walter Reed https://t.co/jM7u1fQtW9— Steve Holland (@Steve Holland) 1594503315.0
For the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began, President Trump has been seen by the White House press cor… https://t.co/gXEdrjIyDl— Jason Hoffman (@Jason Hoffman) 1594503366.0
NEWS: Trump is wearing a mask as he visits Walter Reed to meet with wounded soldiers and hospital staff. https://t.co/pjCDBaztjI— Brett Samuels (@Brett Samuels) 1594503338.0
Its a navy blue mask with a presidential seal embossed in gold https://t.co/iXSpMCypMa— Steve Holland (@Steve Holland) 1594503662.0
It's the first time during the pandemic that Pres Trump has openly worn a face mask in full view of the press pool. https://t.co/Io4x1gDEXS— Mark Knoller (@Mark Knoller) 1594504620.0