Donald Trump has been seen for the first time Saturday, wearing a protective mask in public, the us president is under pressure for weeks to give the example in the face of the explosion of the pandemic of Covid-19 in the United States.
Mr. Trump and a group of councillors wore black masks during a visit to the military hospital Walter Reed in Washington, where they met with wounded veterans, according to images of the tv channel CNN.
According to information from the media, advisers to Mr. Trump the beg for weeks to wear a mask in public, as recommended by the experts, and to show the example so that the epidemic of coronavirus is out of control in several States.
The president, who downplays the severity of the pandemic, was until now reluctant to wearing a mask, like a large number of his supporters.
Donald Trump explained it on the 1st of July that he does not see the usefulness of adopting this preventive measure, all the people that he meets, being, according to him tested in advance. He had, however, claimed that wearing the mask it would pose “no problem” if he was ” in a situation of close proximity with people “.
The United States are the countries in the world most affected by the Covid-19, with more than 60,000 new cases identified each day, and roughly 135 000 deaths since the beginning of the epidemic.
Two-thirds of Americans disapprove of now the management of the pandemic by Donald Trump, according to a poll by ABC released on Friday, compared with a half in April. The polls for the election of 3 November to give a nine-point lead on average to his opponent, democrat Joe Biden.