President Donald Trump on Monday posted a photo of himself wearing a mask, saying it is patriotic to wear one as COVID-19 cases remain constant across the United States.
Trump was seen in public wearing a protective mask when he went to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center earlier this month.
On Sunday, the president told Fox News that he likely won’t consider a national mandate on masks. “I don’t agree with the statement that if everybody wears a mask everything disappears,” he said.
“Everybody who is saying don’t wear a mask—all of a sudden everybody’s got to wear a mask, and as you know, masks cause problems, too,” Trump added in the interview. “With that being said, I’m a believer in masks. I think masks are good. But I leave it up to the governors.”
It comes after the governors of several populous states issued statewide mandates for people to wear face coverings whenever they go outside and social distancing isn’t possible.