You’d think President Donald Trump had just discovered a medical cure the way his campaign team figuratively fainted at his feet on Saturday. But no, he was just finally wearing a face mask during a visit to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center — months after just about everybody else in the world.
Walter Reed requires visitors to wear masks when social distancing isn’t possible.
It wasn’t clear why; Biden has been wearing a mask pretty much all along.
Other Twitter users found the tweet bizarre:
132,000 deaths later.— BeautifullyPutChaos (@dgonly1) July 11, 2020
What a surreal alternate universe you inhabit.— Andrew Wortman (@AmoneyResists) July 11, 2020
In an echo of Miller, Boris Epshteyn, “strategic adviser for coalition” to the Trump campaign, piped up: “Goodnight, Joe Biden.”
Campaign manager Brad Parscale wrote, inexplicably, “America First” and posted a closeup of the same Trump photo.
Trump campaign Communications Director Erin Perrine weighed in, too. She retweeted a comment about Trump looking “badass” in a mask from a New York Post reporter.
In her own tweet, Perrine said: “Rocking a mask like a boss.”
The Trump team tweets may have been part of a strategy to give the president lots of positive feedback to encourage him to wear a mask again. Aides and Republican lawmakers reportedly have been pleading with Trump to wear a mask for weeks, as COVID-19...