Donald Trump has given his strongest endorsement of masks during the entire pandemic in a bizarre tweet where he referred to himself as 'your favourite president.'
On Monday evening the president posted a black and white picture of himself wearing a mask complete with an unusual caption that featured all the usual anti-China sentiment as well as boosting his own ego.
We are United in our effort to defeat the Invisible China Virus, and many people say that it is Patriotic to wear a face mask when you can’t socially distance. There is nobody more Patriotic than me, your favorite President!
The image comes from just a few days ago when he was spotted wearing a mask for the first time in public during a visit to the Walter Reed military hospital. This came months after the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention had begun recommending that people wear masks to help stop the spread of coronavirus, something which Trump had previously been against, despite the instance of his wife, Melania.
The president appears to have undergone a sudden change of heart as, during an interview with Fox News that was conducted on Friday but aired on Sunday, Trump said he believed that masks 'caused problems' but that he was also a 'believer' in masks which doesn't really make much sense at all.
Although its good to see the president finally endorse masks people couldn't help but think that it was perhaps 'too little, too late.'
Others took exception with him again using the term 'China virus' which is unlikely to create much united in the United States, even if that's what Trump's overall messages was trying to do.
Also, 'favourite president'? Does he seriously believe that? People had other suggestions.
Trump has been widely criticised and ridiculed for his slow response to coronavirus which has left the United States with more than 3.9 million confirmed cases and more than 143,000 deaths, the highest in the world.