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Donald Trump Opposes National Mask Mandate During Pandemic: A Lot of People Donít Want to Wear Masks
Breitbart ^ | 15 Sep 2020 | Charlie Spiering

Posted on 09/15/2020 7:52:34 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum

President Donald Trump on Tuesday repeated that he did not want to issue a national mask mandate during the coronavirus pandemic.

“There is, by the way, a lot of people don’t want to wear masks,” Trump said. “There are a lot of people that think the masks are not good.”

The president commented on masks after a voter from an ABC News town hall hosted by George Stephanopoulos asked him why he did not support a national mask mandate.

He recalled witnessing waiters serving at a restaurant touching their masks to adjust them and then touching the plates.

“The concept of a mask is good, but … you are constantly touching it, touching your face, touching plates,” he said. “There are people that don’t think masks are good.”

Trump recalled that former Vice President Joe Biden called for a national mask mandate during his convention speech, but backtracked on the idea.

“They checked out and they didn’t do it,” he said.

Trump also defended his initial response to the virus, despite complaints that he downplayed its deadly nature at the beginning of the crisis.

“I didn’t downplay it,” Trump said. “I actually, in many ways, I up-played it in terms of action.”

He argued that his decision to ban travel from China saved millions of lives, at a time when Democrats criticized the idea.

“I was so far ahead of my closing,” he said, noting that Biden was talking about the threat as exaggerated and former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was calling for people to come visit Chinatown in San Francisco.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


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KEYWORDS: coronavirus; masks; potus
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1 posted on 09/15/2020 7:52:34 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I won’t wear a mask, I can’t breathe, choke on that!


2 posted on 09/15/2020 7:56:16 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1, Today's Special, Half Baked: 50c)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; wattojawa

Thank you, DJT, for speaking up for me and thousands of others who are nauseated by seeing much less wearing face diapers.


3 posted on 09/15/2020 7:56:32 PM PDT by lightman (I am a binary Trinitarian. Deal with it!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Fire Fauci and Birx already!


4 posted on 09/15/2020 7:56:44 PM PDT by Theophilus
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

We gotta move on from the masks. Time to live again.


5 posted on 09/15/2020 7:58:04 PM PDT by toddausauras (How far will the left go in terms of destroying our personal freedoms?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Ah. The executive’s branch often overlooked constitutional guarantee right to mandate.


6 posted on 09/15/2020 7:59:32 PM PDT by rey
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To: mylife

I’m still in awe at watching people driving alone in their cars with the windows rolled up and wearing a mask. These are the same type of idiots that will vote for a demented old fool for President.


7 posted on 09/15/2020 7:59:45 PM PDT by HighSierra5
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Thank you President Trump! You are much nicer than I would have been...masks make people sick.


8 posted on 09/15/2020 8:00:07 PM PDT by goodnesswins (The issue is never the issue. The issue is always the revolution." -- Saul Alinksy)
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To: mylife

“.....can’t breathe, choke on that!”

Precisely. Exactly. WE won’t wear them unless we have no choice whatsoever.

There are thousands like us too. We go to the marina, and nobody wears a mask. Nobody wears a mask at many of the facilities we go. It’s fine with us. Just take lots of vitamin D.


9 posted on 09/15/2020 8:00:17 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists Call 'em what you will, they all have fairies livin' in their trees)
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To: mylife

Wearing a mask takes all the fun out of anything I do


10 posted on 09/15/2020 8:00:27 PM PDT by Jimmy The Snake
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Trump doesn’t get it — the concept of a mask is NOT good. Isolation works, but the commonly used masks don’t because you breathe around the edges. They hinder breathing. And they hinder communication.


11 posted on 09/15/2020 8:03:23 PM PDT by Socon-Econ (adical Islam,)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

How about a mandate arresting top democrats.


12 posted on 09/15/2020 8:05:30 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I just read the definitive book on the flu pandemic of 1918—masks were deemed useless on the end. But if that’s what it takes to get my teens back in high school, fine.


13 posted on 09/15/2020 8:09:44 PM PDT by olivia3boys
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
If he mandated masks he'd have to mandate being clean shaven. All the beards would have to go, nationwide, and wouldn't THAT be a wake up call to the Left? I have yet to hear the Leftist Stupids comment on that little factor.
No more scarves, or bandannas, and it's such a loser for the Communists that they won't even mention it.
14 posted on 09/15/2020 8:09:49 PM PDT by jonascord (First rule of the Dunning-Kruger Club is that you do not know you are in the Dunning-Kruger club.)
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Trump doesn’t get it — the concept of a mask is NOT good

He gets it.

But he is a politician who ALSO gets that there area a lot of Fearper Karens and Chads out there who would hibernate unless they draped a security blanket over their face.

15 posted on 09/15/2020 8:12:21 PM PDT by lightman (I am a binary Trinitarian. Deal with it!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Worst. Fascist. Dictactor. Hitler. Ever.


16 posted on 09/15/2020 8:12:55 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Trust the plan of the 17th letter of the English alphabet!)
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To: HighSierra5

Amen


17 posted on 09/15/2020 8:24:44 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1, Today's Special, Half Baked: 50c)
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To: lightman

Amen and second it.


18 posted on 09/15/2020 8:26:28 PM PDT by Biggirl ("One Lord, one faith, one baptism" - Ephesians 4:5)
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19 posted on 09/15/2020 8:28:20 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1, Today's Special, Half Baked: 50c)
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To: rockinqsranch

You got that right !


20 posted on 09/15/2020 8:32:39 PM PDT by Biggirl ("One Lord, one faith, one baptism" - Ephesians 4:5)
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