美国媒体报道称，这是自新冠肺炎疫情在美国暴发以来，特朗普初次果真佩带口罩。President Donald Trump donned a mask for the first time in public Saturday. He was visiting Walter Reed Military Medical Center.
It was a carefully staged photo op. He sported a navy blue mask bearing the presidential seal.
"I think when you are in a hospital, especially in that particular setting when you are talking to a lot of soldiers, people that in some cases just got off the operating table, I think it's a great thing to wear a mask."
CNN reported that White House aides and advisers have been begging the president to wear a face covering publicly for weeks in order to encourage those who are defiantly skeptical of mask wearing.
He had previously refused to wear a mask and wouldn't ask other Americans to do so, saying it was a personal choice. Critics had said his refusal to wear one showed a lack of leadership.
据CNN报道，这是疫情以来，白宫记者团初次看到特朗普戴着口罩。在5月尾，特朗普在密歇根州考察一家福奸细场时也曾戴上口罩，但在面临镜头时他又摘掉了。当被问及缘故起因时，他的答复让人啼笑皆非，“我就是不想让媒体开心”。他暗示，本身不想屈服于媒体的品评和压力。"I didn't want to give the press the pleasure of seeing it," Trump said during a May visit to a Ford plant in Michigan, where he refused to wear a mask in view of the press in defiance of Ford rules.
着实在7月初，特朗普就溘然改口称：“我很喜好戴口罩，感受本身就像‘独行侠’。” 10多天后，终于初次果真戴上了口罩。 “It was a dark, black mask, and I thought it looked OK. Looked like the Lone Ranger. But, no, I have no problem with that. I think -- and if people feel good about it, they should do it.”
Trump made the move as new coronavirus cases keep hitting record highs.