President Donald Trump wore a mask during a visit to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland on Saturday.
The president was seen walking in the hallway of the military hospital with a navy blue face covering. Staffers from the White House and the hospital could be seen wearing a mask too.
Trump was not wearing a mask as he departed the White House via helicopter to visit the medical center. He also was not wearing the mask when he stepped off the helicopter at the facility.
He visited Walter Reed to meet with wounded soldiers as well as health care professionals caring for patients with COVID-19, the disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus.
He indicated that he may wear a mask when departing from the South Lawn of the White House.
“Ill probably have a mask,” he told reporters. “I think when youre in a hospital, especially in that particular setting, where youre talking to a lot of soldiers and people that, in some cases, just got off the operating tables, I think its a great thing to wear a mask.”
“Ive never been against masks, but I do believe they have a time and a place,” he added.
According to the medical centers policy, visitors are expected to wear a cloth face covering over their nose and mouth upon entering and while moving about the facility or waiting rooms and when they are not able to maintain six feet of social distancing.
The president called the wounded soldiers being treated at Walter Reed “heroes” and the frontline medical staff “warriors.”
“So were going to Walter Reed Hospital, and were going to be seeing soldiers—our great heroes, our wounded, and some badly wounded. And theyre incredibly brave and great people.
“And were going to see also the warriors on the frontline of COVID[-19], and quite a few of them.” he said. “Were going to spend some good time with them, and I look forward to doing it. And itll be my honor to be there.”
The only time Trump has been known to wear a mask was during a private part of a tour of a Ford plant in Michigan.
Trump acknowledged earlier this month that its appropriate for people to wear mask if theyre in an indoor setting whRead More From Source