Trump has refused to wear a mask or follow virus guidelines, but he now requires those in close contact with him to wear face coverings.
The White House rolled out new requirements after Stephen Miller’s wife, and Pence staffer, Katie Miller, tested positive for coronavirus:
NEW WH procedures after aides test positive for coronavirus. -Deep/more frequent cleaning of West Wing
-Requiring staff who serve president & close to him throughout day to wear face coverings
-Members of WH press corps will be offered free testing @carolelee @albamonica
— Susan Kroll (@suekroll) May 8, 2020
Trump has refused to wear a mask to keep others safe because he thinks it will look bad on TV and make him look ridiculous. The President also put these procedures in place as he is trying to force states to reopen their economies without restrictions as he has blocked the release of detailed CDC guidelines for safely reopening the country.
Donald Trump doesn’t care if the American people get sick and die by the hundreds of thousands. His only concern is that he doesn’t get the virus.
The hypocrite president is telling you to get sick while he takes extra precautions to stay safe.
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Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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