During a White House press briefing, a reporter asked McEnany if Trump took into consideration suggestions from government officials to wear a mask.
McEnany noted Trump has no issue with wearing a mask and is constantly being tested.
“The president has said he has no problem with masks, that he encourages people to make whatever decision is best for their safety and to follow what their local jurisdiction say,” McEnany said.
She added, “CDC guidelines are still recommended but not required and the president is the most tested man in America. It’s his decision whether to wear a mask.”
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Press Sec. Kayleigh McEnany: "The President is the most tested man in America. It's his decision whether to wear a mask." pic.twitter.com/gF1Gl1Pslh— The Hill (@thehill) June 30, 2020
Trump has previously received criticism from other lawmakers for not wearing a mask.
Cuomo also urged Trump to sign an executive order to require Americans to wear masks.
“Definitely long overdue for that,” she said.
House Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) recently spoke out about the importance of wearing masks.
He urged his Republican colleagues to wear masks and addressed the stigma of wearing them.
With the sharp spike in coronavirus cases across the nation, health experts are warning of the dangers of not adhering to federal guidelines to reopening.
During Tuesday’s Senate health committee meeting, Fauci said the number of coronavirus cases could double if Americans do not follow social distancing guidelines.
The number of coronavirus cases continues to rise across the nation. As of Tuesday evening, there are more than 2.6 million coronavirus cases and over 127,000 deaths.