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Melania Trump has inadvertently contradicted her husband, Donald by encouraging Americans to wear face masks just hours after he said that he wouldn't wear one.
On Friday, the president announced that his administration would be encouraging people in the United States to cover their faces with masks or other homemade items to stop the spread of the virus.
However, Trump was very keen to emphasise that this was only "voluntary" and he wouldn't be following even his own administration's advice.
I'm choosing not to do it, but some people may want to do it, and that's OK.
However, someone who is definitely taking this advice is the First Lady, who just hours after Trump's defiant statement tweeted that she would be encouraging everyone to cover their face.
As the weekend approaches I ask that everyone take social distancing & wearing a mask/face covering seriously.… https://t.co/flLgucyPi8 — Melania Trump 45 Archived (@Melania Trump 45 Archived)
People were quick to notice the stark contrast in Melania and Donald's statements about the masks.
@FLOTUS Your so called husband just now..... what a joke.
He said, "I think wearing the face mask .... I don't see… https://t.co/9aKrxQ2mNy — Jenifer (@Jenifer)
@FLOTUS Your husband told everyone today he won't lead by example by wearing a mask, just as he refuses to use soci… https://t.co/fKd9O1sNQr — D Villella ❄️ (@D Villella ❄️)
@FLOTUS 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 — Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@Rex Chapman🏇🏼)
The president, about 10 minutes ago, said he doesn't think he's going to be wearing a face mask. https://t.co/i6IHnhVLMS — Geoff Bennett (@Geoff Bennett)
YOUR IDIOT HUSBAND JUST SAID HE WON'T WEAR A MASK SO MAYBE TALK TO HIM AND HE ALSO JUST MOUTHED OFF TO ANOTHER FEMA… https://t.co/hxL5O4vH5r — Rex Huppke (@Rex Huppke)
Wait, didn't her husband say it's no worse than the flu? https://t.co/2SNltx9isp — David Lazarus (@David Lazarus)
We don't always agree with Melania but for once were going to say listen to her even if her husband won't.
The United States currently has more than 277,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus, more than any other nation in the world.