President Donald Trump on Wednesday told the Fox Business Network that he was "all for masks" amid the coronavirus pandemic.
He added that "I've had a mask on and I sort of liked the way I looked."
"It was a dark, black mask, and I thought it looked okay. It looked like the Lone Ranger," Trump remarked.
The comment swiftly ignited mockery online, as people poked fun at Trump by noting that the Lone Ranger's iconic mask would be of little use in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
See some of the reactions below:
@ddale8 Right...just like the lone ranger @realDonaldTrump #DonChubby as the lone ranger... https://t.co/3MiBCaLXeW— BgMac: Mask Up!! Protect you, Protect me!! (@BgMac: Mask Up!! Protect you, Protect me!!)1593630763.0
… the Lone Ranger's mask didn't cover his mouth or nose. https://t.co/iFiERIS1rU— Zack Stanton (@Zack Stanton)1593630710.0
@stevenportnoy @JonLemire The Lone Ranger notably has one of the smallest masks of, like, any masked superhero-type… https://t.co/FkWMGFLWSw— Matt Ortega (@Matt Ortega)1593630599.0
@ddale8 If Trump really wore a mask like the Lone Ranger wore hus, that won't really protect anyone from COVID. Jus… https://t.co/2GYGxCdhPe— Jürgen "jkr" Kraus (@Jürgen "jkr" Kraus)1593630560.0
@ddale8 Um. There's so much wrong with this. Including - does he know what the Lone Ranger mask looked like? https://t.co/sVlkDFHynV— Ann Lewis Hamilton (@Ann Lewis Hamilton)1593630867.0
@ddale8 @maggieNYT So the Lone Ranger wore a mask over his eyes 👀 not his mouth and nose...yeah Trumps an idiot— Angie 😷 😷 😷 (@Angie 😷 😷 😷)1593630756.0
And if you don't like "masking up" for public health reasons, then just do it because it makes you look like the Lo… https://t.co/DBBUvuN7no— Justin Hicks (@Justin Hicks)1593630506.0
Trump on Fox Business says "I am all for masks." When he wore a mask "I sort of liked the way I looked, I thought i… https://t.co/7QwyGGuWA4— Shabtai (@Shabtai)1593630648.0
Oh my gosh! Didn’t the Lone Ranger wear a mask around his eyes? If @realDonaldTrump would wear a mask like that,… https://t.co/FYepbLEUPX— Pecknfluffie (@Pecknfluffie)1593631074.0
Trump Jr and Eric are questioning Joe Biden's intelligence. Pappy said he'd look like 'the Lone Ranger' with a mask… https://t.co/0y5ewC3pdL— michael 🏳️🌈 (@michael 🏳️🌈)1593630957.0
Yes the masks look nothing alike but more importantly the Lone Ranger knew what to do with his arms in pictures. https://t.co/x0jkrbOTd5— Max Steele (@Max Steele)1593631362.0
Can’t believe I have to say this, but if you wear a mask like the Lone Ranger you are an idiot and NOT protecting yourself from COVID.— Will (@Will)1593631712.0
The Lone Ranger wore a mask around his eyes! Trump is a freaking lunatic and dumb as a stump. 😂🤣😂🤣😂 https://t.co/Y2A6gSGwQc— Mary MMM (@Mary MMM)1593631714.0
How could anyone possibly call 45 childish and self-absorbed, just because he says what he likes about face masks i… https://t.co/8kAuMFHC3p— Naomi Prochovnick (@Naomi Prochovnick)1593632277.0