CORONAVIRUS

Melania Trump Issues Pandemic Safety Advice That POTUS Says He’ll Likely Ignore

The first lady urged people to get serious about wearing masks amid the coronavirus outbreak. But Donald Trump says he likely won't.

Melania Trump on Friday tweeted for people to “take social distancing & wearing a mask/face covering seriously” in a bid to stop the spread of the coronavirus:

The first lady’s appeal may be ignored by her own husband, however, as President Donald Trump around the same time told reporters at the daily task force update that he likely won’t follow new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines that urge citizens to don masks in public at all times.

“This is voluntary. I don’t think I am going to be doing it,” said Trump, who later claimed he just didn’t see himself wearing one while greeting other world leaders in the Oval Office.

The mixed messages did not go unnoticed on Twitter:

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