Namely, that the plea is being ignored by her own husband, President Donald Trump, who last week said he just couldn’t see himself following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advice to cover his nose and mouth in a bid to stop the spread of the contagion.
FLOTUS on Thursday released this picture and request on social media:
As the CDC studies the spread of #COVID-19, they recommend people wear cloth face coverings in public settings when social distancing can be hard to do. Remember, this does NOT replace the importance of social distancing. pic.twitter.com/HRaQHFgXxn— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) April 9, 2020
And this video:
As the CDC continues to study the spread of the COVID-19, they recommend people wear cloth face coverings in public settings where social distancing measures can be difficult to maintain. Remember, this does not replace the importance of social distancing. pic.twitter.com/eF3o33CUVS— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) April 9, 2020
Tweeters suggested the first lady’s messaging would be stronger if it was supported by the president:
Tell that to your old man before you tell it to us. And stop trying to be America's Next Top Model: First Lady Edition. https://t.co/LkNVrSKrbm— Quaran-teenage Angst (@_RayPrice) April 10, 2020
If I were directing this PSA, I'd suggest she actually put the mask on her face. https://t.co/fuSc0VDqXg— Kate Brannen (@K8brannen) April 9, 2020
It's good to see the First Lady photographed with a mask on. I wonder why we couldn't get a photo with her and the President both wearing masks. Might've been a doubly-effective message. https://t.co/JG2CorArrd— Lance Ulanoff (@LanceUlanoff) April 9, 2020
In this video, she holds a mask in her hands, but never puts it on her face. https://t.co/j6kO6wrE4j— Margot Sanger-Katz (@sangerkatz) April 9, 2020
"Wear a cloth mask," says the First Lady wearing a surgical mask. https://t.co/o6uVGfDzgH— Anthony Michael Kreis (@AnthonyMKreis) April 9, 2020
Today, the First Lady, said—while holding a mask—that per CDC, Americans should wear "cloth face coverings in public settings."— Cyrus Farivar (@cfarivar) April 9, 2020
Also, the president said last week: "You can do it. You don’t have to do it. I am choosing not to do it."https://t.co/yzMDaQrWB8
We're truly living in the land of farce. https://t.co/90TYHwfYw0— Jeff Pearlman (@jeffpearlman) April 10, 2020
SHE is willing to wear a mask... https://t.co/mPTdLGBFHP— Terry Dresbach (@draiochta14) April 9, 2020
First Lady wears a mask and advocates that for the public when outside your home where social distancing can be hard. The president has said he does not think he will wear one. Both have tested negative. https://t.co/AagePtjPcc— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) April 9, 2020
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