President Donald Trump attempted to create some suspense this week over whether he might actually wear a face mask when he toured a Ford Motor Co. plant on Thursday. Trump claimed he wore a mask privately but took it off before appearing in public because he “didn’t want to give the press the pleasure of seeing it,” according to CNN reporter Manu Raju. TMZ published a photo that purportedly shows Trump wearing a face mask at the plant, though the image’s origins were unclear. The president had hinted to reporters on at least two occasions that he might cover his face during the visit. CORRECTION: A previous version of this article included a tweet with a photo of Trump wearing a mask.
Source: Huffington Post May 21, 2020 22:30 UTC