‘Hannibal Lecter or Darth Vader’? Trump wears mask in public for 1st time, providing meme fodder for critics
On his way to Walter Reed Army Medical Center outside Washington, the US leader explained why he finally decided to don a face covering, arguing that he’s “never been against masks but I do believe they have a time and a place.”
So there’s this video of trump finally wearing a mask, and I just had to add this song to it pic.twitter.com/YvwcIbNV5j— Gustavo 🏡🔊🎶 (@thatoneguy_94) July 12, 2020
I think when you're in a hospital, especially in that particular setting, where you're talking to a lot of soldiers and people that, in some cases, just got off the operating tables, I think it's a great thing to wear a mask.
While many Trump supporters claimed he looked “very cool and presidential,” his critics unleashed a barrage of memes, blasting the president for “finally doing something right” after months of refusing to don a face covering and “discouraging” his fans from doing so.
I think he looks like psycho supervillain Bane pic.twitter.com/MrZLW4trAT— Nena | نينا | 妮娜 | नीना | Нина (@Det_Nen) July 12, 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic gripped the US, infecting over 3.2 million Americans and resulting in nearly 135,000 deaths to date, Trump never appeared in public wearing a mask.
trump finally wore a mask! Let the memes begin! pic.twitter.com/33BZnrI7uv— GREGORY LIOI (@abigpersonality) July 11, 2020
Opponents accused Trump of setting a bad example of social distancing for millions of his supporters, while the US leader blamed critics for politicizing the face covering and wearing them as a “sign of disapproval” of his presidency.Also on rt.com It's a mask, not a flag! CULTURE WARS around Covid-19 protection are shameful
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