During a roundtable discussion on Thursday, Adams recalled the advice of White House Coronavirus Task Force members Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx as he commended Trump for his decision to endorse mask-wearing.
“Mr. President, I want to thank you for emphasizing the three Ws. Number one, wash your hands. Number two, watch your distance. Number three, wear a mask,” Adams said.
He continued, “I was in Miami just a few weeks ago, and I promised that I would tell you this. I was in Trump country and they told me to deliver you a message, Mr. President. They told me to tell you, ‘You look bada** in a face mask.’”
As the crowd erupted in laughter, Adams added, “I promised them I would tell you that. Miami, I told the president he looks bada** in a face mask.”
See Adams’ remarks below (starting at 26:30):
Adams’ remarks and Trump’s support of mask-wearing comes months after the president’s adamant refusal to wear a face-covering in public.
Despite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines that suggest face coverings to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, Trump refused to wear one.
Over the last two months, several states across the U.S. have faced upticks in coronavirus cases, hospitalization rates, and infection rates.