Trump: Mask makes me look like Lone Ranger

Chicago Sun-Times - - TOP NEWS - BY AAMER MADHANI AND DAR­LENE SU­PERVILLE

WASH­ING­TON — Af­ter long re­sist­ing wear­ing a mask in pub­lic, Pres­i­dent Donald Trump said Wed­nes­day he thinks it makes him look like the Lone Ranger — and he likes it.

“I’m all for masks. I think masks are good,” Trump told Fox Busi­ness in an in­ter­view. “Peo­ple have seen me wear­ing one.”

Trump has long re­sisted be­ing pho­tographed in a mask. In early April, he un­der­cut the CDC guid­ance, sug­gest­ing it would be un­seemly for the com­man­der in chief to wear a mask as he meets with heads of states.

On Wed­nes­day, he sounded a dif­fer­ent tone, say­ing, “I had a mask on. I sort of liked the way I looked. OK. I thought it was OK. It was a dark black mask, and I thought it looked OK.

“It looked like the Lone Ranger,” he con­tin­ued, a ref­er­ence to the fic­tional law-and-or­der char­ac­ter from the Amer­i­can Old West who wore a black eye mask. “I have no prob­lem with that, and if peo­ple feel good about it, they should do it.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.