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Here's why Donald Trump didn't end the mask debate

President Donald Trump wore a mask while visiting wounded service members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and people were very surprised since this is the first time he has been seen in a mask in public during the coronavirus pandemic. Chris Cillizza explains why this is so significant.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
'Pleading' from aides led to Trump agreeing -- after months -- to wear a mask
https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/10/politics/trump-mask-walter-reed-coronavirus/index.html?utm_term=image&utm_source=twCNNp&utm_content=2020-07-10T13%3A45%3A04&utm_medium=social

May Quinnipiac University poll
https://poll.qu.edu/national/release-detail?ReleaseID=3661

Trump announces new face mask recommendations after heated internal debate
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/04/03/politics/trump-white-house-face-masks/index.html

Trump says he won't wear a mask in front of cameras
https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/21/politics/donald-trump-michigan-masks/index.html

Joe Biden
https://www.cnn.com/election/2020/candidate/biden

Broad disapproval for Trump's handling of coronavirus, race relations: POLL
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/broad-disapproval-trumps-handling-coronavirus-race-relations-poll/story?id=71704889

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