I’m all for masks, says Trump

Washington: US President Donald Trump, who has long resisted wearing a mask in public, has said he likes face coverings and they make him look like the Lone Ranger, the media reported on Thursday.

“I’m all for masks,” the BBC quoted the President as saying to the Fox Business Network on Wednesday.

When asked whether he would wear one, Trump said: “If I were in a tight situation with people I would, absolutely,” adding that people have seen him wearing one before. Trump said he would have “no problem” with wearing a mask publicly and that he “sort of liked” how he looked with one on, likening himself to the Lone Ranger, a fictional masked hero who with his Native American friend, Tonto, fought outlaws in the American Old West.

But Trump reiterated that he did not think making face-coverings mandatory, because there are “many places in the country where people stay very long distance”. (IANS)

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