by Charlie Spiering
President Donald Trump on Tuesday urged Americans to wear a mask to help fight the spread of the coronavirus.
“We’re asking everybody that when you are not able to socially distance, wear a mask, get a mask,” Trump said. “Whether you like the mask or not, they have an impact, they’ll have an effect, and we need everything we can get.”
The president spoke about masks during a press briefing on recent flare-ups of the coronavirus.
This was the president’s strongest endorsement for wearing a mask, despite expressing skepticism for months about their effectiveness at preventing the spread of the virus.