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US President Trump wears face mask in public for the first time

US President Trump wears face mask in public for first time

The President of the United States of America, Donald Trump was captured wearing a face mask in public for the first time during a visit to a military hospital on Saturday evening.

Trump was visiting wounded service members and health care providers caring for COVID-19 patients at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in suburban Washington when he was spotted wearing a mask.

‘When you’re in a hospital, especially … I think it’s expected to wear a mask,’ the US president said before leaving the White House in a helicopter to visit the Walter Reed national military medical centre.

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Moments before he embarked on the trip, Trump told reporters he would “probably” wear a mask and that he had “never been against” them – they just had “a time and a place”.

The development came after Trump previously mocked political rival Joe Biden for wearing one and said he would not put a mask on as protective gear against the dreaded COVID-19 disease.

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