According to Donald Trump real men don’t eat quiche, they don’t put on prophylactics and they don’t don masks.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s premier infectious disease expert, and other members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force have repeatedly urged the public to wear masks, but Trump’s fanatical supporters have followed his lead by refusing to wear them.
After months of resistance to facial coverings, Trump on Tuesday urged Americans to wear them to help contain the coronavirus outbreak that’s raging out of control throughout the U.S, including many red states.
“We’re asking everybody that, when you are not able to socially distance, wear a mask,” he said at White House news briefing. “Whether you like the mask or not, they have an impact, they have an effect, and we need everything we can get.”
The pertinent question is how will Trump supporters react to his epiphany, eight months in to a pandemic, that wearing a mask will flatten the curve? After all, not wearing a mask in a grocery store, mall, or restaurant has become an act of loyalty to their false messiah.
I suspect that if Trump follows up his call for Americans to wear a mask in public by wearing them when he makes public appearances that his supporters will follow his example.
If Trump urged Americans to wear a woman’s sanitary pad over their mouths to fight the coronavirus and he wore a Kotex pad emblazoned with the presidential seal over his sphincter-shaped mouth, there would be an army of MAGA heads wearing sanitary pads covering their mouths.