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    US President Donald Trump is notoriously skeptical of wearing a face mask as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus and has never worn one in public, claiming that it affects his perception by others as a leader.

    During a tour of a Ford manufacturing plant in Michigan that had been reconditioned to manufacture desperately needed ventilators for COVID-19 patients, Trump admitted to having worn a face mask, but demanded that he not be photographed wearing it. 

    "I wore one in this back area but I didn't want to give the press the pleasure of seeing it", he told reporters.

    Someone nonetheless gained that pleasure, apparently taking a picture without the president's knowledge. The first photographic evidence that POTUS wore a mask immediately caused Twitterati to offer an opinion, with many pondering what will happen when Trump sees the photo he was so reluctant to have.

    Many people liked Trump's epidemiologically required accessoire.

    ​Some noticed a few lovely cinematic parallels in the image.

    ​It turned out that not everyone agrees with Trump's fear that the mask would affect his image as a leader.


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