Currently, there are nearly 3.9 million COVID-19 cases and more than 140,000 deaths in the United States. From simply looking at these numbers, one can gather that the pandemic is here to stay and isn’t going away anytime soon. It now appears, after months and months, that President Trump may be getting that message as well.
Following months of not really any updates from President Trump on the coronavirus pandemic, he held a briefing Tuesday in which he took questions about the health crisis.
During Tuesday’s briefing, Trump seemed to actually admit what most of the health experts had been saying for weeks that the pandemic is likely to get worse before it gets better.
Also, another big development from Tuesday’s briefing is that Trump is finally endorsing the practice of wearing masks.
Again, this is a major change after months of major reluctance to wearing a mask. Trump’s change in tone and message on the deadly pandemic comes after polls showing Trump trailing the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
Now, with Trump’s change on wearing masks, how will that sit with his base? His base has been dead set against the practice.