S.In March, Mr. Trump took a relaxed approach to the epidemic – so it should come as no shock that it translated into his staff.
The face masks, previously set at the White House in February, were handed over as the virus began to spread from Wuhan, but some West Wing employees allege they were discouraged from wearing them.
An administration official told CNN: “If you had a full West Wing walking around wearing a mask, it wouldn’t look good.
According to an unnamed official, West Wing “wanted to show confidence and convince people that there was nothing to worry about”.
Others have claimed that a memorandum to White House staff from May, which ordered them to wear masks in the building except sitting at their desks, was largely ignored.
The president’s own family has also often adopted too la la approach to wearing masks.
During Tuesday’s debate, First Lady Melania was seen wearing a white mask, but no other members of the Trump family, including the president’s children Ivanka, Don Jr., Eric and Tiffany Trump, were present.
Ahead of the positive test, White House staffer Hope Hicks was also spotted without a joke Wednesday when she boarded Marine One on Wednesday.
She flew from the presidential helicopter with her fellow top presidential advisers, such as Stephen Miller, Dan Scavino and Jared Kushner, who ignored everyone.