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Trump wears mask in public for first time during pandemic

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This is very understandable. No mask seems very risky. If he gets infected, there will surely be no way for next term of the president. He might already have got one.

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Oh look, a cute little POTUS seal.

6 ( +11 / -5 )

Of course, el Duce has to have one custom made. At what cost to the taxpayer I wonder?

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Hey Mr President, you don't look much like the "Lone Ranger", do you....

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/trump-says-a-face-mask-makes-him-look-like-the-lone-ranger-one-problem-with-that-2020-07-01

I understand this mask is for sale on Trump's website - and just like his ties and shirts, is made in China...

5 ( +13 / -8 )

As political symbolism the designer Potus mask is too little, too late, and actually makes Trump look what he really is: a "bad hombre".

2 ( +10 / -8 )

Too little, too late, too right. His no-mask cult followers will be so confused now!!

10 ( +15 / -5 )

One Trump supporter here said clearly over the past several weeks that wearing a mask was "Anti-American"....

We'll be waiting for him to now put this label on his President...

I have feeling we'll be waiting for some time...

9 ( +15 / -6 )

I wish it could extend up past his eyes too

8 ( +14 / -6 )

God almighty, I really understand why he doesn’t want to wear one.....good lord.....lol.

-20 ( +4 / -24 )

There go Trump masked up and leading by example.

8 ( +10 / -2 )

The end of wearing a mask is um "Un-American!"

9 ( +12 / -3 )

Trump has been waiting since last January for this good looking mask.

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Well done Trump! Just in the nick of time.......NOT. Hope there is footage of when he takes it off so we can see the large patch of white skin that was once orange!

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I don't know. Doesn't really look much like the Lone Ranger to me.

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And the mask is black. Is that a political statement?

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Well, I'm confused - I thought for sure if Trump wore a mask it would be red....

With MAGA on one side and the Confederate flag on the other...

One thing is for sure, it must be plastic-coated on the inside so it doesn't smear his makeup...

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Oh, it's the president. For a minute, I thought it was the Lone Ranger.

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Just tell him he looks handsome wearing it, and he will start to take pride in it.

(He actually does look good, but that is irrelevant.)

-2 ( +5 / -7 )

Guifolyle and probably Don Jr. are infected which is an embarrassment. It is a little too close for home.

Well, I'm confused - I thought for sure if Trump wore a mask it would be red....

With MAGA on one side and the Confederate flag on the other...

One thing is for sure, it must be plastic-coated on the inside so it doesn't smear his makeup...

If he was really a smart businessman and not a con artist, he would got ahead of this. Started wearing the mask early and sold those MAGA masks on his website. Then that would have gotten all of the cult on board. He could still have his rallies with requirement that they wear masks. That would have been good press and shown that he was trying help the country and not just himself. Not to mention, his supporters would have been buying his masks for special events. The opposition could not have said anything. He would actually have something to brag about instead of lying!

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Before he yabbas on with noisy helicopter behind him, now a big black mask.

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I’m sure everyone can agree that it looks a whole lot better than what Abe wears. Personally I think he looks a lot better with the mask than without.

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Just tell him he looks handsome wearing it, and he will start to take pride in it.

(He actually does look good, but that is irrelevant.)

Well, with that turkey neck, I might disagree. I wonder how many fittings he had before he chose the perfect one. How many staff members had to tell him he looked handsome to get him to walk outside with it in?

5 ( +7 / -2 )

"Who was that masked man?"

Cue the 1812 Overture

7 ( +7 / -0 )

I understand this mask is for sale on Trump's website 

I’m gonna buy 500 and put them Yahoo auction. I’ll let you know before I post them so you can have first dibs.

invalid CSRF

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

We're supposed to praise Trump for wearing a mask, like he was a toddler *****for the first time?

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With as many Big Macs as he eats in one day, I hope someone is washing that thing out every couple hours...

"Hey Pence, wash this out"....

If not, it will likely have more germs and viruses than his Tulsa rally...

5 ( +7 / -2 )

Spitting image!!!

http://s3.amazonaws.com/images.seroundtable.com/pumpkin-face-mask-1542628592.jpg

Calm down!!! Just joking around!!

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But he has accused reporters of wearing them to be politically correct and has retweeted messages making fun of Democrat Joe Biden for wearing a mask and implying that Biden looks weak.

Biden wore it better.

And wore it sooner.

And wore it without throwing a tantrum.

10 ( +14 / -4 )

If this spoiled child can wear a mask, all the other spoiled children whining about masks can wear one too.

7 ( +10 / -3 )

President does what he should have done months ago. No doubt he's patting himself on the head, and the remainder of his cultist culture are very, very confused...

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Like potty training, eventually they get it then someday get to wear big boy pants.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

who cares if he wears a mask or not 

A lot of people, including yourself.

2 ( +5 / -3 )

President does what he should have done months ago. No doubt he's patting himself on the head, and the remainder of his cultist culture are very, very confused...

The next press conference he will brag that wearing masks in public was his idea and that he save millions of people because of it. Just like he said recently that most people didn't know Lincoln was Republican until he told them. Obviously, he is projecting his own ignorance like Juneteenth.

What do you expect from someone who doe not read and pay others to take his exams?

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I really understand why he doesn’t want to wear one

Clearly not, because he’s wearing one which means one of three things, none of which you’ll like:

a) he wants to wear one.

b) he doesn’t want to wear one but someone told him to.

c) he was wrong before and has learned from it.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

So much nice to see less of his face.

3 ( +6 / -3 )

The best part of this news is now the Trump Lemmings around here have been cleared (by another Trump flip flop) to follow common etiquette and start wearing masks!

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Clearly not, because he’s wearing one which means one of three things, none of which you’ll like:

a) he wants to wear one.

b) he doesn’t want to wear one but someone told him to.

c) he was wrong before and has learned from it.

I think it’s more like:

a) If he wears it, the media will pipe down for a little bit at least.

b) Trump doesn’t listen to pretty much anyone, but being the OCD germaphobe he is when he’s in close contact with people he doesn’t know, he’ll wear one.

c) he’s testing the media to see if they’ll still complain and put this to rest or wearing one won’t make a bean or difference which means, he doesn’t feel the need to wear one.

Only time will tell.....

-10 ( +1 / -11 )

The cloth is supposed to go over your face, not in your ears.

0 ( +3 / -3 )

It’s good to see him finally wearing a mask, but he looks as if he’s about to say, “Luke, you’re my son.”

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I like the mask design with the great seal.

-5 ( +4 / -9 )

So will his supporters be now following in their Master's Footsteps?

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So will his supporters be now following in their Master's Footsteps?

Utter nonsense. Trump is Not the Master of anyone and the good thing about Trump is, he left his followers the option because unlike Democrats and liberals that want to force people how to eat, live and breath, Trump doesn’t do that, so many of us will wear it, have been wearing it and some like me will not. It just depends. My sister lives in Southern California and I hear all the time how a lot of people don’t wear masks even though it’s mandatory. It depends on the person and Cali isn Trump country for sure so.....

-14 ( +2 / -16 )

Too little, too late, Kemo Sabe...

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...and this is news because?

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Utter nonsense. Trump is Not the Master of anyone and the good thing about Trump is, he left his followers the option because unlike Democrats and liberals that want to force people how to eat, live and breath, Trump doesn’t do that, so many of us will wear it, have been wearing it and some like me will not. It just depends. My sister lives in Southern California and I hear all the time how a lot of people don’t wear masks even though it’s mandatory. It depends on the person and Cali isn Trump country for sure so.....

Everything in the above paragraph is utter nonsense. A dwindling minority opinion with no basis in reality.

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Utter nonsense.

Trump claimed that people were wearing a mask as a way to "signal disapproval of him."

he left his followers the option

The option being, 'if you wear a mask you are against me'.

Baby steps from Trump, and quite humiliating ones at that.

6 ( +8 / -2 )

Doing sod all is now a euphemism for “leaving options”?

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And the mask is black. Is that a political statement?

gokai_wo_maneku, I presume Trump chose black as this colour could connote the darkest moment of his term.

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dwindling minority opinion with no basis in reality.

Yeah, we heard the exact same thing back in 2011, 2014 and 2016. Lol

Baby steps from Trump, and quite humiliating ones at that.

How? He chose to wear one, no gun to his head, but I’m sure he won’t be doing it all the time.

-7 ( +1 / -8 )

How?

Let me walk you through it. He claimed that wearing a mask was a way to "signal disapproval of him."

That is humiliation.

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That is humiliation.

If he said something along the lines of wearing masks is the best thing to do given the recent rise in cases, he’d deserve praise.

‘Lay off the disinfectant and wear a mask‘ would do the job nicely.

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And the mask is black. Is that a political statement?

gokai_wo_maneku, I presume Trump chose black as this colour could connote the darkest moment of his term.

Or maybe to show his support of BLM since they are commissioning a mural in front of Trump Towers in NYC!

Yeah, we heard the exact same thing back in 2011, 2014 and 2016. Lol

@Bass

'Republicans are really fed up': GOP increasingly splits with Trump as his polls drag

https://www.yahoo.com/news/republicans-really-fed-gop-increasingly-100032722.html

Republicans concerned about re-election will jump ship like rats.

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I for one am glad he stayed.

Heard it was one heck of a storm in NH!!!

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Let me walk you through it. He claimed that wearing a mask was a way to "signal disapproval of him."

Trump also said, you should drink bleach, was he right about that? Lol

That is humiliation.

How? He decided to wear one on his own.

-9 ( +0 / -9 )

Looks like trump was justified in thinking the mask would make him look bad, his jowls are just barely hanging in there.

But without a mask it was like a paint brush run amok!!!!

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'Republicans are really fed up': GOP increasingly splits with Trump as his polls drag

Yeah, Yahoo News, so why not Buzzfeed or the WP.

Republicans concerned about re-election will jump ship like rats.

No they won’t. No conservative whether they like Trump or hate him will jump on the Biden bandwagon unless it’s the never Trump fools which no one listens to anyway. No one cares what Goldberg or Frum or Hayes or Krystol says or thinks anymore than the Marxists that pretend they like Biden.

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How? He decided to wear one on his own.

As we all do. He is voluntarily wearing an anti-Trump political symbol. A symbol that he himself created.

That’s humiliation.

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@Bass

Yeah, Yahoo News, so why not Buzzfeed or the WP.

There is a significant number of people who feel the same about JT.

By the way.......

‘Ashamed' Trump 2016 Voters Explain Why They’re Ditching The President'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k57rXjqQbp8&feature=emb_title

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bass4funk

Trump also said, you should drink bleach, was he right about that? Lol

Actually Trump never said that!

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As we all do. He is voluntarily wearing an anti-Trump political symbol. A symbol that he himself created. 

That’s humiliation.

But how when he decides to wear it himself? Odd...

Actually Trump never said that!

Exactly!

Ashamed' Trump 2016 Voters Explain Why They’re Ditching The President'

Uh-Huh...lol

https://amgreatness.com/2020/07/10/shock-poll-shows-trump-on-track-to-win-reelection/

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/07/10/behind_the_medias_breathtakingly_dishonest_coverage_143684.html

Yup, sounds about right.

-7 ( +1 / -8 )

Just another "about face" from Trump. His supporters heads must be about ready to explode by now. Too much information for their brains.

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God almighty, I really understand why he doesn’t want to wear one.....good lord.....lol

but but my constitutional right , took him 4 months but he finally caved as he usually does, so what do the Trump fans have to say now. The deep state got to him, or maybe he already has covid19 and just isnt telling anybody. Once again science wins in the end

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