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Perhaps trying to get ahead of any effort by the left-wing mob to cancel him, NBC’s Sunday Today host, Willie Geist wanted viewers to know, “I didn't say he [President Trump] was concerned about the coronavirus crisis. I said maybe he's sending a signal that he is, but every other sign suggests he's not right now.” The comment came after the network suggested Saturday was the first time President Trump had worn a facemask in public, but a Today report from May 22 proved that claim to be dubious.
After the President donned a face mask while touring Walker Reed Medical Center over the weekend, the opposition media breathlessly declared that it was the first time Trump had worn a mask in public.
“A first for President Trump on Saturday as he wore a mask in public while on a visit to Walter Reed Medical Center. Public health officials including those on his task force say that is long overdue,” Geist declared at the top of the segment.
But a May 22 segment from Today noted that Trump was seen wearing a mask the previous day. “President Trump wears face mask during part of visit to Ford plant,” said the video title on Today.com. In the video, White House correspondent Kirsten Welker reported, “For the first time, the President – pictured in this photo obtained by NBC News – wearing a mask during a private tour.”