Trump claims that ‘waiters’ don’t like wearing masks at an ‘ABC News’ town hall in Philadelphia. He makes the following statement while he was asked about his on his own resistance towards wearing masks.
He says so after a voter asks him “Why don’t you support a mandate for national mask wearing? And why don’t you wear a mask more often?”
Trump replies by first saying that Joe Biden “said we’re going to do a national mandate on masks” and that they never did.
Then he says that many people don’t wish to wear masks and also feel that masks are not good.
ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos interrupts Trump and asks, “Who are those people?”
He says they are waiters. Also, he says that the other day when the waiters were serving him, they were playing with their masks. He adds “And… then they’re touching the plate. That can’t be good.”
Bizarre Reply By Trump Towards The Allegations Of Downplaying The Risk Of COVID-19
Trump even cites Dr. Tony Fauci and the Centers for Disease Control’s change in their guideline for mask-wearing earlier in 2020.
Back in April, public health experts asked to wear masks. They were earlier against it partly because they thought that it might result in scarcity of the same for the hospital staff. They have later attributed falling of infection rates to mask-wearing.
Trump defends his handling of the coronavirus, and that’s when questions started pouring on him, including from a former supporter who asked him why he threw “people like me under the bus.”
He says in an interview with Woodward that he always wished to downplay it because he doesn’t want to create panic.
Voters’ Reaction Post The Town Hall Event
The undecided voters were highly unimpressed by Trump. One voter went on to say that she now plans to vote for Biden and another blames the president of lying throughout.
In the meeting, Trump continued to negate his quotes in Woodward’s book about downplaying the threat of the coronavirus. He also told a black voter that he hopes there isn’t a race problem in America.