Trump, in a shift, tells Americans to wear masks whether they like it or not

Published on 22 Jul 2020 4:19:47 PM

US President Donald Trump, in a shift in rhetoric on facial coverings, encouraged Americans on Tuesday (July 21) to wear a mask if they cannot maintain social distance from people around them in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

In his first briefing focused on the pandemic in months, Trump told reporters at the White House that the virus will probably get worse before it gets better.