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President Trump says wearing face masks is 'patriotic'

President Trump says wearing face masks is 'patriotic'
Posted at 1:42 PM, Jul 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-20 17:33:37-04

In a tweet on Monday, President Donald Trump said wearing a face mask is "patriotic."

The president took to Twitter to encourage people to wear masks during the coronavirus pandemic.

"Many people say that it is Patriotic to wear a face mask when you can’t socially distance. There is nobody more Patriotic than me, your favorite President!

President Trump first wore a mask out in public when he visited the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on July 11.

First Lady Melania Trump tweeted a picture of herself wearing a mask last week.

"Even in the summer months, please remember to wear face coverings & practice social distancing," the first lady tweeted. "The more precaution we take now can mean a healthier & safer country in the Fall."