Fox and Friends host Steve Doocy just publicly broke with President Trump and told the President to wear a mask.
He also said they should rebrand MAGA to mean “Masks Are Great Again.”
When it comes to wearing a mask, remember that other people in public do not know if you have the virus or if you are practicing proper methods to keep yourself safe.
So wearing a mask shows consideration for others – we just can’t know who has this right now and who doesn’t so it is a good idea to keep your fellow citizens happy by wearing one in public.
“I think that if the president wore one, it would just set a good example. He’d be a good role model. I don’t see any downside to the president wearing a mask in public,” Doocy said on Tuesday morning’s episode of “Fox & Friends” during an interview with Ronna McDaniel, chair of the Republican National Committee.
Doocy went on to pitch the party chief an updated play on Trump’s signature campaign slogan. “‘MAGA’ should now stand for ‘Masks Are Great Again.’ Let me give you some marketing advice right there,” he told McDaniel.
The appeal from Doocy, whom Trump has reportedly ranked as a 12 on a 1-to-10 loyalty scale of Fox News correspondents, came just hours after another of the network’s stars Sean Hannity offered an endorsement of mask-wearing on his nightly prime-time program.
“I was in the epicenter of this. I went to my grocery store every week. Guess what? They wore masks. Nobody at my grocery store, thank God, got coronavirus,” Hannity, a close ally of the White House and confidant of the president’s, said Monday.
“I think they work,” he continued. “And I said — especially if I wear a mask and it opens up baseball, concerts, NFL football — I’d rather wear the mask and go to the game to protect Grandma, Grandpa, Mom and Dad and watch the ballgame.”
Elected Republicans as senior as Vice President Mike Pence and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have urged Americans in recent days to wear masks in public if they are unable to socially distance.
But Trump has been reluctant to cover his face in public, even mocking a reporter who wore a mask during a White House news conference last month.
Those latest entreaties by GOP officials and public health experts are in response to spikes in new coronavirus cases across the American South and Southwest, including in the nation’s most populous states:
California, Florida and Texas. The U.S. as a whole has similarly registered single-day records in new infections over the past week.
Steve Doocy presses Rep. Kevin McCarthy on Trump's hesitancy to be seen wearing a mask: "It's symbolic, obviously it's patriotic because you're not only protecting yourself, you're protecting other people. … It would be a powerful symbol." pic.twitter.com/737jsDMU4a
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) June 30, 2020