Pelosi: Trump does not wear a mask is ‘coward’

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi: Trump doesn’t wear a mask is ‘coward’ House approves statehood for DC in vote 232-180 Clyburn threatens to end coronavirus committee in-person hearings if Republicans don’t wear masks MORE (D-Calif.) Accused President TrumpDonald John Trump Miami-Dade will close the beaches during the weekend of July 4 by coronavirus fears that an Oklahoma reporter will test positive for COVID-19 after attending the Trump rally in Tulsa Trump criticizes the Governor of Illinois, Mayor for violence in Chicago calls for ‘law and order’ MORE of being “cowardly” for not wearing a mask in the midst of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and said he would support a policy to make wearing facial covers mandatory in public.

“I totally agree with Joe BidenJoe BidenPelosi: Trump does not wear a mask is ‘coward’ Karl Rove says Trump is ‘behind’ in the presidential race The Hill’s Campaign Report: Candidates for Congress in New York are ready to make LGBTQ history MORE. As we face this crisis, masks should be mandatory, “Pelosi said Friday in NPR’s” All Things Considered “, referring to statements by the former vice president and presumed Democratic candidate that he would require the use of masks in public if elected. President.

“In fact, the reason why [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] it has not made it mandatory because they do not want to embarrass or insult the president, whatever it is, “he continued.

Pelosi singled out Trump for not wearing a mask in public despite health guidelines from his own administration that advises people to do so.

“And not to use a mask himself as an example for the country? How cowardly is that? she said. “It is not about protecting yourself, it is about protecting others.”

The speaker has chased Trump in increasingly personal terms in recent months, calling him “morbid obesity” earlier this year, in a sign that the already strained relationship between the two has steadily deteriorated.

The comments come after a series of high-profile Trump appearances in which he did not wear masks in crowded arenas.

Health officials have renewed their calls for people to wear masks and take other precautions against the coronavirus in light of a new surge in cases across the country, with more than a dozen states seeing their worst day of cases of coronavirus and deaths to date this week.

The White House Coronavirus Task Force held its first press conference in the weeks of Friday, with Anthony FauciAnthony FauciPelosi: Trump does not wear a mask is “cowardly” Nightly medical attention: the White House seeks to reassure amid the peaks of COVID-19 | Florida Blocks Bars from Serving Alcohol After Breaking Record of New Coronavirus Cases | Administration Extends Texas Fauci Test Funding Warns Latest Outbreaks Could Spread MORE, the country’s leading infectious disease expert, urging young people to take precautions even though they are less at risk of dying from the disease.

“A risk to you is not only isolated for you, because if you become infected, it is part, innocently or inadvertently, of spreading a dynamic process of the pandemic,” Fauci said.