President Donald Trump says he has no problem with masks – he looks good in one, "like the Lone Ranger," he said – but he adds a national mask mandate is not necessary.
"I don't know if you need mandatory [masks], because you have many places in the country where people stay very long distance, you talk about social distancing," Trump told Fox Business' Blake Berman in an exclusive interview Wednesday.
"But I'm all for masks. I think masks are good. I would wear [one] – if I were in a group of people and I was close I have. I mean, people have seen me wearing one, if I'm in a group of people where we're not, you know, 10 feet away."
Trump noted, as president, he and everyone around him is tested frequently and socially distance, so masks are less imperative for him.
"Usually I'm not in that position and everyone's tested because I'm the president," Trump said. "They get tested before they see me, but if I were in a tight situation with people, I would absolutely."
Trump joked he looks like the Lone Ranger in his black mask he wears when necessary.
"I sort of like the way I looked, O.K.? I thought it was O.K.," he said. "It was a dark black mask, and I thought it looked O.K. It looked like the Lone Ranger. But no, I have no problem with that. I think, if people feel good about it, they should do it."
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