I think President Trump’s instinct not to wear a mask in public is correct, despite the obsession in the press with the issue.
He’s not being vain. He knows it’s a bad look for the leader of the free world. The president should project strength. Hiding behind a mask suggests weakness. It’s a risk, but with the proper precautions, he’s not likely to get sick or make anyone else sick.
According to Fox News:
President Trump on Thursday brought a mask with him to tour of a Ford plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan but said he didn’t “want to give the press the pleasure of seeing” him wear it while he was on camera.
“I didn’t want to give the press the pleasure of seeing it,” he said. “In the back area I did have a mask on. I had goggles and a mask right back there.”
While speaking without a face covering — next to others wearing masks — the president added that masks were not necessary in the front of the plant, where he was standing. “They’re not necessary here. Everybody’s been tested, in fact I was tested this morning so it’s not necessary,” the president said. “I was given a choice and I had one on in an area where they preferred it.”
He continued, “I honestly – I think I look better in the mask, but I am making a speech, so I won’t have it now.”
Someone did sneak a photo of him in the mask. It’s making it’s way around Twitter.