Trump Cites ‘Waiters’ When Pressed About Those Who Doubt Efficacy of Masks, Says Virus Will Disappear When Country Reaches ‘Herd Mentality’

Pressed on his lack of mask wearing by an ABC News town hall questioner, President Donald Trump said he does wear one occasionally but then noted that others have doubted the efficacy of masks. In a follow-up, moderator George Stephanopoulos pushed Trump to name some of these people who felt were worth citing for their distrust in masks, to which the president said: “waiters.”

Julie Bart, a retired chemical engineer from Pennsylvania, who identified herself as a Clinton voter, noted that masks have been proven to help stop the transmission of Covid. So, she then asked why Trump has resisted a national mask mandate and why he personally is rarely seen wearing a mask.

“Well I do wear them when
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