Some people say that COVID-19 is not a threat. Some say it is not a threat. Regardless of what one believes or does not believe, the fact is that there is a relationship between masks and social distancing and the spread of COVID-19. That said, a recent article from CNBC reports that Trump has said he believes that ‘some Americans’ wear masks not to protect themselves, but because they do not like him.
President Donald Trump said some Americans might wear face masks not as a way to prevent the spread of coronavirus but as a way to “signal disapproval of him.”
In a wide-ranging interview with The Wall Street Journal published Thursday, Trump also said a big issue he has with masks is that people fidget with them.
“They put their finger on the mask, and they take them off, and then they start touching their eyes and touching their nose and their mouth,” he told the Journal. “And then they don’t know how they caught it?”
Trump has often been seen without a mask despite recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization that people wear them as a way to slow the spread of the virus. Scientists say the virus can spread through respiratory droplets that pass when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Studies suggest the masks may serve as a helpful barrier.
The comment by Trump came as coronavirus cases have begun to rise in nearly two dozen states since Memorial Day. Public health experts fear a slow burn of infection through the summer could lead to a massive resurgence this fall alongside the seasonal flu. Trump has frequently downplayed the virus, telling the Journal the U.S. was nearing the end of the pandemic. (source)
One does not wear a mask because one wants to “support” or “oppose” Trump. The only reason people are wearing masks is because the CDC told them they should for health reasons to stop the spread of a pandemic. It has absolutely nothing to do with politics. The mask wearing will stop once the pandemic stops and the government declares that one does not have to wear the masks any more. They will naturally go away just like anything else that develops for a specific reason.
Trump’s response to this suggests an extreme sense of arrogance and a sense of self-inflation that is only found among the extremely narcissistic and deluded. Trump, like him or not, has not shown himself to be incompetent and overall dishonest in what he promised versus what he has delivered.