When it comes to traits most people associate with president Trump, telling the truth isn’t one of them.
In fact, his penchant for stretching or plainly disregarding facts that don’t fit with his narrative is one of Trump’s most defining features. Like, remember when Kellyanne Conway literally coined “alternative facts” to defend his blatant lying?
Amid the global coronavirus panic, Trump has taken time out from comparing it to the flu and blaming it on Democrats (and the Chinese, and the "deep state") to brag about how he hasn’t touched his face “in weeks”. He even said
I miss it.
"I haven't touched my face in weeks ... I miss it," Trump says during coronavirus meeting with airline execs.
This comes after official guidelines suggested that touching our faces is one of the main ways humans spread germs. So it makes sense that Trump – a notorious germophobe who is known for avoiding shaking peoples’ hands at the best of times – would take the opportunity to brag about his own cleanliness.
But these pictures of Trump from this week suggest that, you’ve guessed it, he has been touching his face.
I know this is, like, the lowest of low-hanging fruit, but this is from Monday. https://t.co/T0q681kv8F https://t.co/ppgUabZ1Mm