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'Give it a shot!': Trump encourages supporters to wear masks in campaign email

Added 08-03-20 11:23:02pm EST - “President Trump has made another overture urging supporters to don face coverings during the coronavirus pandemic.” - Washingtonexaminer.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtonexaminer.com: “'Give it a shot!': Trump encourages supporters to wear masks in campaign email”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President Trump has made another overture urging supporters to don face coverings during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Trump campaign sent out an email to supporters on Monday encouraging the use of face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The email, which was signed by the president, came the same day that a national poll found a staggering 82% of U.S. voters either “strongly” or “somewhat” support a national mask mandate, including two-thirds of Republicans.

“I know how difficult the past few months have been,” Trump said in the email to supporters. “I am writing to you now, not to ask for a contribution, but to ask for your help. We are all in this together, and while I know there has been some confusion surrounding the usage of face masks, I think it's something we should all try to do when we are not able to be socially distanced from others.”

“I don't love wearing them either. Masks may be good, they may be just okay, or they may be great,” he continued. “They can possibly help us get back to our American way of life that so many of us rightfully cherished before we were so terribly impacted by the China Virus.”

The president mentioned in the email his endorsement of masks in a July 20 tweet that included a black-and-white photo of himself wearing a black face mask with the presidential seal. In the tweet, he appealed to the patriotism of those who wear face coverings.

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