S.By March, Mr. Trump had taken a softer approach to the epidemic – so it might not come as a shock to his staff to translate it.
The first set of face masks was delivered to the White House in February, as the virus began to spread from Wuhan, but some West Wing staffers complained that they were discouraged from wearing them.
“It wouldn’t have been a good look if you were running around wearing a full West Wing mask,” an administration official told CNN.
According to the unnamed official, West Wing felt that “there is nothing to worry about to build confidence and trust the public.”
Others have claimed that White House staffers were instructed in May to wear a building mask instead of sitting in their building, which has largely been ignored.
Even the president’s own family has often resorted to laxity in wearing masks.
First Lady Melania was spotted wearing a white mask during Tuesday’s debate, but no other members of the Trump family, including the president’s children Ivanka, Don Jr., Eric and Tiffany Trump, appeared for her.
Ahead of the positive test, White House staffer Hope Hicks was spotted without a mask while boarding Marine One on Wednesday.
He flew in the presidential helicopter with assistant top presidential advisers such as Stephen Miller, Dan Scavino and Jared Kushner.
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