US President Donald Trump may not wear a mask, as he is continually being tested for coronavirus, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told reporters on Tuesday.
“The President is the most tested (for the virus) person in America. I’m probably the second most verified person in America. When you wear a mask, it is for the protection of others, not for your protection. So I don’t see the need for the President to do that,” he said.
Trump has appeared in public wearing a mask only once during the pandemic, although he has said that it is always with him and that he wears it when he is around other people. Before that, he said that he did not like the mask because he did not like the way he, as President, looks in it.
At press conferences and events, Trump never appears in a mask.