Donald Trump was seen for the first time on Saturday wearing a protective mask in public, the President having been under pressure for weeks to set an example in the face of the explosion of the Covid-19 pandemic in the United States.
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Donald Trump and a group of advisers wore black masks during a visit to Walter Reed Military Hospital in Washington, where they met injured veterans, according to images from the CNN television channel.
Media reports suggest that Trump's advisers have been begging him for weeks to wear a mask in public, as experts recommend, and set an example while the coronavirus epidemic is out of control in several American states. The president, who downplays the severity of the pandemic, has so far been reluctant to wear a mask, as have many of his supporters.
Donald Trump had explained on July 1 that he did not see the point of adopting this preventive measure, all the people he meets being tested in advance. However, he said that wearing the mask would be " no problem " if he was " in a situation of proximity to people ".