- President Donald Trump on Friday mocked Fox News host Laura Ingraham for wearing a mask at a Michigan election event.
- “I can’t recognize you. Is it a mask? Impossible. Are you wearing a mask? I’ve never seen her wearing a mask,” Trump said. “Look at you. Oh, she’s very right politically.”
- The President has repeatedly criticized the masking, a scientifically proven COVID-19 minimization technique and most of his rally attendees do not wear face masks.
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President Donald Trump mocked Fox News host Laura Ingraham, one of his most influential media boosters, for wearing a mask at Friday̵7;s election rally in Waterford Township, Michigan .
In a part of his non-scripted speech, the president mentioned that Ingraham was in the rally and looked around to point her in front of the crowd. But Trump quickly pounced on Ingraham when he saw her wearing a mask.
“I can’t recognize you. Is it a mask? Impossible. Are you wearing a mask? I’ve never seen her wearing a mask,” Trump said. “Look at you. Oh, she’s politically right. Whoa. Whoa.”
Trump has routinely criticized the wearing of masks, despite scientific evidence proving it to be an effective way to curb the transmission of COVID-19, and mocked others for wearing them. The president often mocked Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden for wearing a mask, even after Trump, the first lady, along with several campaigns and White House staff became infected.
Trump has also repeatedly spread false claims and misinformation about the virus, including that American doctors are feigning deaths from COVID-19, scientists who have developed “treatments. miracle “for the virus, and a pandemic” revolving. “
“If you get it, you’ll be better,” Trump told his supporters at Friday’s rally. “And then you will be immune, and that’s all, and it’s gone.”
— American Independent (@AmerIndependent) October 30, 2020
Meanwhile, the US is grappling with the worst coronavirus outbreak in the world. On Friday, the nationwide amount exceeded 9 million people and more than 229,000 people died from the disease, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.