Supreme Court Refuses to Fast-Track Trump House Subpoena Cases
Jul 22 2020
US President Donald Trumptweeted an image of himself wearing a face mask and indirectly called the act "patriotic" - a clear pivot away from his earlier reluctance to wear a facial covering in public.
While looking to explain anew why the president has only worn a mask on a handful of occasions over the past few months, despite a surge in virus cases across the country, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters he is "the most tested man in America".
"I think when you're in a hospital, especially in that particular setting, where you're talking to a lot of soldiers and people that, in some cases, just got off the operating tables, I think it's a great thing to wear a mask".
Trump gave almost daily briefings to the public through March and April, but his appearances ended in late April.
Donald Trump's public appearances over the months since the US began responding to the COVID-19 pandemic have been in flux.
Following a study that revealed common disinfection kills the virus on surfaces, Trump suggested - and later said the idea was proposed in jest - that disinfectant be injected into patients to treat COVID-19. "There is nobody more Patriotic than me, your favorite President".
The tweet, from Brit Hume, said the appearance "might help explain why Trump doesn't like to wear a mask in public".
Until Tuesday, the most likely use for the data had seemed to be for states who wanted to do redistricting - i.e. the process of drawing the legislative maps - using data that excluded non-citizens.
"I was executing them and we experienced a good deal of people today watching, report numbers viewing in the historical past of cable television - television, you will find in no way been just about anything like it".
Trump was asked to clarify if the briefings were returning as polls showed sinking approval ratings for how he's handled the crisis.
"Just because he might not want to move out of the White House doesn't mean we won't have an inauguration ceremony to inaugurate a duly elected president of the USA", said. We think we're doing very well in that regards.