The president said: “In California, you have a special mask. Under no circumstances can you take it off. You must eat through the mask.”
He continued: “This is a very complicated mechanism. They didn’t realize that those bacteria, they passed through it like nothing. They looked at you with that kind of contradiction and said,’That’s easy… .'”
After a while, Trump joked that a meal of pasta and meat sauce would mess up the mask a person was wearing while eating. The crowd laughed. However, when he made other claims about California̵
Despite the tweets, California does not require masks to be worn between bites in restaurants. Newsom downplayed the tweet, saying at a virtual press conference that it was posted by “a staff member” with the intention of saying “If you just want to read a book at the table, it might be good for a while Wear a mask.”
Senior health officials in the federal government, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have emphasized that widespread use of masks is essential to combat the virus.