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Donald Trump attacked the credibility of infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, during a rally in North Carolina. Trump issued a reminder that Fauci once said that people should not wear masks to protect against coronavirus. (October 1

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WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump teased Fox News host Laura Ingraham for wearing a mask as she attended his election rally in Michigan on Friday.

“I do believe Laura Ingraham is here somewhere,” said the president, gliding through the crowd. “Where is Laura? Where is she?”

He continued, “I can’t recognize you. Is that a mask? Impossible, are you wearing a mask? I’ve never seen her wear a mask. Look at you. Laura, she’s politically right. Gosh!”

Poll: Most Americans disapprove of Trump’s decision to hold major campaign rallies during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Centers for Disease Control and top health officials recommend wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, especially in difficult situations of social distance – as one Presidential protests.

A recent analysis by USA TODAY found COVID-19 cases increased at a faster rate after at least five Trump rallies since mid-August.

Trump went on to make conflicting statements about his feelings with the mask, moving from saying he had no problem with them, to questioning their effectiveness, to making fun of others for wearing them. and claim political motives for wearing them.

The President mocked a reporter in May as “politically correct” when they did not want to take off their masks during a press conference.

He also mocked Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden for wearing a mask, shortly before he, First Lady Melania Trump, and dozens of White House campaigners and employees signed the COVID contract- 19.

Ingraham was present at the White House Rose Garden event, where Trump announced the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court, which can be traced back to many of them. Fox News Anchor is not wearing a mask.

Than: This is everyone at the White House’s Rose Garden SCOTUS event now referred to as the ‘highly capable person’. Help us identify all of them.

Ingraham and her show “The Ingraham Angle” also regularly underestimate the severity of the virus.

In an interview on Thursday, the day Johns Hopkins reported nearly 1,000 people died of COVID-19, Donald Trump Jr. erroneously stated that the COVID-19 mortality rate had dropped to “almost nothing”.

Trump Jr said in an episode of “The Ingraham Angle” that he had “looked through the CDC data” and incorrectly claimed the number of deaths from COVID-19 had decreased significantly.

“Oh, since the numbers are almost nothing,” he said to Ingraham, who hadn’t fixed him. “Because we have this under control, we understand how it works. They have a way to cope with this. “

Than: Donald Trump Jr. reported recent COVID-19 deaths as ‘almost nothing.’ More than 20 thousand people died this month.

The President insisted at the rally, “We’re still going around” when it comes to coronavirus.

According to data from Johns Hopkins University, the United States hit the 9 million case mark on Friday.

Friday saw a one-day record of 97,088 cases in the US, according to an NBC News statistic.

Update Coronavirus: The United States hits 9 million cases, faster than one per second; Congressional COVID-19 dashboard caused Trump to explode

Public health officials are now emphasizing the importance of wearing masks more than ever as cases skyrocket across the country. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert and member of the White House anti-virus task force, voiced his support for the national masking mission on Wednesday.

Contribution: William Cummings

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