Given President Trump's aversion to wearing face masks, and previous remarks mocking the practice, it's not entirely surprising that he tested positive for the virus, said CNN Correspondent Dana Bash.
"The question is going to be, and should be given how important it is, why was he not taking his own security more seriously? The security of the people around him in the most important -- one of the most important -- buildings in the world?" Bash said. "He wanted to pretend like it was getting better and the United States had turned the corner. You know what -- we haven't, unfortunately."
Some also suggested that Trump's downplaying of the virus' severity has not only misled the public, but endangered himself and those in the White House.
"The President has known all along that masks are the answer to this Covid crisis," said journalist and political commentator Carl Bernstein. "His negligence has been in not embracing the sciences. He knew, as he told Bob Woodward, that masks are the answer to this."