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President Trump And Republic House Spilt On Face Mask


Surging COVID-19 cases in the U.S. intensifies Republicans’ concern over making masks mandatory, while the President considers it to be a “personal choice”.

The U.S President Trump is averse to mask, while his fellow Republicans have turned against him as they want to publicly push people to cover their faces while the number of “COVID-19 cases” increase in “some Republican-leaning states”, whereby marking a rare incident.
Kevin McCarthy is the leading “Republican in the House of Representatives”, who urges all the citizens to responsibly abide by “the recommendations of health officials” of wearing masks and maintaining social distancing. In McCarthy’s words:
“They should wear a mask. If you cannot social distance, you need to be wearing a mask and you need to be respectful to one another.”
While, South Carolina’s “Republican Senator Tim Scott” also posted in his Twitter handle, saying:
“I am encouraging everyone to WEAR YOUR MASKS!”
There were two reasons for him to not vouch for wearing masks. One was for the fact that “he could not picture himself in a mask” when he greets any “presidents, prime ministers, dictators, kings, queens”, while secondly, he wanted the journalists not to have the “pleasure of seeing him wear one”. In August, Trump is scheduled to his Republican presidential nomination in Florida’s Jacksonville city, wherein the mayor, a Republican himself, has made mask as  mandatory.
When the press secretary of White House, Kayleigh McEnany was approached to find out if Trump had changed his view regarding masks after the cases surged and Jacksonville’s declaration of masks as mandatory, she answered that Trump sees masks as “a personal choice”, as she added:
“But he did say to me he has no problem with masks and to do whatever your local jurisdiction requests of you”.
While, Reuters statistics showed:
“Throughout the country, resistance to public health measures has taken on a partisan tone. A Reuters/Ipsos survey in May found one-third of Republicans were “very concerned” about the virus, compared to nearly half of Democrats”.