Donald Trump No Mask Fundraiser

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Trump calls wearing a mask ‘patriotic’ hours before attending fundraiser without one

It didn't take long for Trump to not listen to his own tweet.

 

Andrew Wyrich

Tech

Published Jul 21, 2020   Updated Jul 21, 2020, 9:09 am CDT

President Donald Trump was spotted not wearing a face mask at a fundraiser on Monday night, just hours after he called wearing one “patriotic” in a tweet.

Video of the event, held at Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C., shows Trump and several other prominent Republicans not wearing a mask.

Madison Cawthorn, a political newcomer who recently won a primary to fill the seat vacated by Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, posted a video on Instagram that shows Trump, Meadows, Rudy Giuliani, and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) mingling at the hotel all without wearing masks.

The video came just hours after the president finally made a pitch to Americans to wear a mask amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump No Mask Fundraiser
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Trump tweeted a black-and-white photo of himself wearing a face mask on Monday afternoon, writing that “many people say it is patriotic to wear a face mask when you can’t socially distance.”

He continued: “there is nobody more patriotic than me, your favorite president!”

The president has had a dismissive view of masks for months and even retweeted a tweet from a Fox News personality who mocked former Vice President Joe Biden’s appearance while wearing a mask.

Trump wore a mask in public last week while he visited Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

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*First Published: Jul 21, 2020, 9:07 am CDT