Corona crisis will become worse before it gets better: Trump

Washington: President Donald Trump returned to the White House podium Tuesday, a little more realistic, offering  a stark  warning about the progression of the coronavirus, and finally urging Americans to wear a mask.    

“It will probably, unfortunately, get worse before it gets better,” Trump acknowledged. “Something I don’t like saying about things, but that’s the way it is.”

After weeks of focusing public events on other issues and repeatedly downplaying the impact of the virus, Trump urged Americans to wear a mask and encouraged young people to avoid crowded bars and to “be smart.” The president, who was not wearing a mask himself, said he carries one and that he is “getting used” to it, reports USA Today. 

Trump returned to the podium in an effort to respond to criticism surrounding his administration’s response to the coronavirus as cases continue to surge in several states. In a major departure from his recent events, Trump tread lightly around politics, never once mentioning his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, during the 27-minute briefing.”We’re asking everybody that when you are not able to socially distance, wear a mask, get a mask,” Trump said in perhaps his most explicit endorsement on that issue to date. “Whether you like the mask or not, they have an impact, they’ll have an effect. We need everything we can get.”

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