U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams on Monday morning openly begged Fox News viewers to don face masks, adding that he doesn’t feel a national mask mandate is necessary, and therefore conservatives shouldn’t worry that the administration is “trying to take away your freedoms.”
During an interview with Fox News anchor Chris Wallace that aired on Sunday, President Donald Trump dismissed the need for a nationwide mask-wearing amid surging coronavirus cases, citing Adams’ initial recommendation that cloth masks were unnecessary in stemming the spread of the virus.
“Everybody said don’t wear a mask now all of a sudden everybody has got to wear a mask,” Trump said. “With that being said I’m a believer in masks, I think masks are good. I leave it up to the governors.”