US Official Defends Trump Going Without Mask

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WASHINGTON (AP) – Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar says President Donald Trump’s “unique” circumstances is why he doesn’t wear a mask even as the government is urging people to do so.

Addressing spikes in reported coronavirus cases in some states, Azar said people “have to take ownership” of their own behaviors by social distancing and wearing masks if possible.

He says Trump doesn’t have to follow his own administration’s guidance because as a leader of the free world he’s tested regularly and is in “very different circumstances than the rest of us.”

Azar declined to say whether he’s ever asked Trump to wear a mask. He told CNN and NBC that his own message to the people is to take precautions for “public health.”

Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee says Trump should spend more time tweeting about wearing masks instead of monuments. Inslee tells CBS: “We need a president who will care more about living Americans and less about dead Confederates.”

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7 COMMENTS

  1. MISSISSIPPI VOTED TO CHANGE ITS RACIST FLAG. HURRAH FOR THE UNION! THE 500,000 Union dead including casualties from the 200,000 Black Troops from the USCT can now rest in peace! G-d Bless America, Yidden…

  2. Why even discuss it. The robbing mobs rampaged without masks destroying cities.
    Don’t even respond . They don’t want answers. They want Trump out.
    KAGA

  3. Hmm. A new phenomenon. ‘True Torah Jews’ supporting a lying racist who tries to cut health insurance to 25 million in the middle of a deadly epidemic, puts kids in cages, and ignores when Russia puts a bounty on US troops and staff in Afghanistan. Some Torah. Some Jew.

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