Trump mocks Fox News host Laura Ingraham for wearing a mask at his campaign rally and calls her 'politically correct'

  • President Donald Trump on Friday made fun of Fox News host Laura Ingraham for wearing a face mask at a campaign event in Michigan. 
  • "I can't recognize you. Is that a mask? No way! Are you wearing a mask? I've never seen her in a mask," Trump said. "Look at you. Oh, she's being very politically correct." 
  • The president has consistently criticized mask-wearing, a scientifically-proven COVID-19 mitigation technique, and most of his rally attendees don't wear face coverings. 
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President Donald Trump mocked Fox News host Laura Ingraham, one of his most influential media boosters, for wearing a face mask at his Friday campaign rally in Waterford Township, Michigan. 

During an off-script portion of his stump speech, the president mentioned that Ingraham was at the rally and looked around to point her out to the crowd. But Trump quickly pounced on Ingraham when he saw that she had donned a face mask. 

"I can't recognize you. Is that a mask? No way! Are you wearing a mask? I've never seen her in a mask," Trump said. "Look at you. Oh, she's being very politically correct. Whoa! Whoa!"

Trump has regularly criticized mask-wearing, despite scientific evidence proving it to be effective way to curb COVID-19 transmission, and has mocked others for wearing face masks. The president routinely makes fun of Democratic nominee Joe Biden for wearing a mask, even after he, the first lady, and a slew of campaign and White House staffers contracted the virus. 

Trump also spreads copious false claims and misinformation about the virus, including that American doctors are fabricating COVID-19 deaths, that scientists have developed "miracle cures" for the virus, and that the pandemic is "rounding the turn." 

"If you get it, you're gonna get better," Trump told his supporters at Friday's rally. "And then you're gonna be immune, and it's a whole thing, and it goes away."

Meanwhile, the US is grappling with the worst coronavirus outbreak in the world. On Friday, the national caseload crossed 9 million and more than 229,000 people have died of the disease, based on data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

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