President Donald Trump said he would wear a face mask if he “thought it was important.” Trump was asked at the White House briefing Sunday about his wife Melania Trump, who for days has tweeted encouraging the use of masks.
“She likes the idea of wearing it,” Trump said, “A lot of people do.”
Trump said he would wear one.
“I’m just generally not in a, like, I should, would you like me to wear one right now in answering your question? That would be a little awkward I guess.”
“I would wear one if I thought it was important,” he said.
Asked if his family in New York would start wearing masks and if he was encouraging them to wear them, Trump answered: “Wouldn’t be surprised.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci said he tested negative for coronavirus Saturday when asked why he wasn’t wearing a face mask.
“The major reason to wear a face mask is to protect you from infecting you,” Fauci said. “I had my test yesterday and it’s negative.”
President Trump added: “Very good answer.”