President Donald Trump said while he will not be wearing a face mask or a scarf it is something that is recommended for the public in the effort to combat the coronavirus. At the White House coronavirus task force press briefing on Friday, the president said he doesn't want to greet foreign leaders with one on but he is open to changing his mind.
"What would people gain from wearing a mask and why are you opposed to wearing one yourself?" a maskless reporter asked Trump.
"I just don't want to wear one myself," the president said. "It's a recommendation. They recommend it. I'm feeling good. I just don't want to somehow sitting in the Oval Office behind that beautiful Resolute desk, the great Resolute desk."
"I think wearing a face mask as I greet presidents, prime ministers, dictators, kings, queens, I don't see it for myself. I just don't. Maybe I will change my mind. But this will pass. Hopefully, this will pass quickly," Trump said.
"Most people can just make something out of a certain material so it's very well designated. It's very simple to do. I won't be doing it, personally. It's a recommendation," Trump said of the decision.