Trump Finally Tweets That People Should Be Wearing Masks and Twitter Explodes, ‘Four Months Too Late!’
Well, it’s about time.
Trump has finally tweeted that people should be wearing masks. He didn’t explicitly order it, but still, this is a good move.
Trump’s tweet refers to Covid-19 as the “Invisible China Virus” – a name for the disease he has frequently been criticized for using – includes a black-and-white photo of him wearing a mask.
Trump tweeted, “We are United in our effort to defeat the Invisible China Virus, and many people say that it is Patriotic to wear a face mask when you can’t socially distance. There is nobody more Patriotic than me, your favorite President!”
We are United in our effort to defeat the Invisible China Virus, and many people say that it is Patriotic to wear a face mask when you can’t socially distance. There is nobody more Patriotic than me, your favorite President! pic.twitter.com/iQOd1whktN
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 20, 2020
Now, how hard was that??
Imagine if Trump had done this back in March??
The tweet came after the president largely refused for months to wear a face covering in public, but not long after he wore a mask to Walter Reed military hospital.
More than 140,000 people have died due to coronavirus in the United States, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally.
Twitter had some thoughts:
No, this is NOT a good message and you won’t encourage him to keep doing this by praising him for it like a misbehaving toddler who does something right.
He’s not really promoting mask usage and he’ll make that obvious within the next 24 hours. https://t.co/iTxTJpopxO
— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) July 20, 2020
He didn't say that people should wear a mask, just that "many people say" it is patriotic… https://t.co/ugoOVAmtQc
— Jared Holt (@jaredlholt) July 20, 2020
Give him a day. He’ll undercut this message in under 24 hours. https://t.co/bIMrdo34vN
— John Aravosis 🇺🇸🇬🇷🏳️🌈 (@aravosis) July 20, 2020
"Invisible China Virus."
The families of the 143,000 dead (and the scores sickened) from #COVID19US can see the virus all around them.
— Proud Navy Veteran 🌊⚓️🇺🇸 (@naretevduorp) July 20, 2020
An easy, life saving message supported by health experts in his administration that took until July 20th to be tweeted. https://t.co/fNd5ZTRdyz
— Meridith McGraw (@meridithmcgraw) July 20, 2020
Four. Months. Late. Dickdrip. https://t.co/z2dupUUjR5
— Randi Mayem Singer (@rmayemsinger) July 20, 2020