WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump, who has long resisted wearing a mask in public, has said he likes face coverings and they make him look like the Lone Ranger, the media reported on Thursday. "I'm all for masks," the BBC quoted the President as saying to the Fox Business Network on Wednesday.
When asked whether he would wear one, Trump said: "If I were in a tight situation with people I would, absolutely," adding that people have seen him wearing one before.
Trump said he would have "no problem" with wearing a mask publicly and that he "sort of liked" how he looked with one on, likening himself to the Lone Ranger, a fictional masked hero who with his Native American friend, Tonto, fought outlaws in the American Old West.
But the President reiterated that he did not think making face-coverings mandatory across the US was needed, because there are "many places in the country where people stay very long distance".
"If people feel good about it they should do it," the BBC quoted him as saying in his Fox Business interview on Wednesday. Trump was also asked iif he still believes the novel coronavirus will "disappear" someday.
"I do," he said. "I do. Yeah sure. At some point." (IANS)