President Donald Trump resumed his regular televised coronavirus briefings on Tuesday, July 21 and called for Americans to wear masks "whether you like the mask or not."
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Trump alone spoke at the White House. None of the medical experts from his coronavirus task force were present.
The president also made his strongest statement yet regarding wearing facial coverings as a way to help limit the spread of the deadly coronavirus, which has infected about 3.8 million Americans and killed more than 141,000, according to Johns Hopkins University statistics.
“Whether you like the mask or not, they have an impact," Trump said, pulling a face mask out of his pocket.
“I’m getting used to the mask,” he said, after months of suggesting that wearing facial coverings was a political statement against him.
Also on Tuesday, the presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee, Joe Biden set out his economic plan for the country, and blamed Trump for failing to lead during the coronavirus pandemic. He said as infections of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, spread, "too many Americans are still out of work and losing hope."