For the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began, the White House press corps got a glimpse of President Donald Trump wearing a mask.
Trump was seen briefly in a mask while walking with staff at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He did not make any remarks while wearing the mask.
The President said that wearing a mask while he is in the hospital is “a very appropriate thing.”
I think when you're in the hospital you should definitely wear a mask. That wouldn't be difficult at all for me," Trump said in an interview with Telemundo on Friday.
Over the course of the pandemic, Trump has refused to wear a mask in public, ridiculed those who have and done little to encourage his supporters to embrace the common sense public health measure.
CNN has previously reported that some of the President's aides practically begged him to agree to Saturday's mask photo op and hope it will encourage skeptical Trump supporters to do the same.