Melania Trump tweets photo of herself in a mask, encourages Americans to wear them in public
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Melania TrumpMelania TrumpMelania Trump: Ginsburg's 'spirit will live on in all she has inspired' The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - You might want to download TikTok now Warning label added to Trump tweet over potential mail-in voting disinformation MORE is urging Americans to sport face masks when they go out, tweeting a new public service announcement on the topic and an image of her wearing one herself.

"As the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] continues to study the spread of COVID-19, they're recommending that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings where social distancing measures can be difficult to maintain, such as grocery stores and pharmacies," the first lady says in a video released Thursday.

"Remember, this does not replace the importance of social distancing," Trump advises, while holding up a white face mask.


Wearing masks in public, Trump continues, is "another recommended guideline to keep us all safe."

Trump doesn't wear a mask in the video, but also tweeted an image of her sporting one.


Last week, she tweeted that the public should take "social distancing and wearing a mask/face covering seriously."

Her Twitter post last Friday came shortly after President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden leads Trump by 36 points nationally among Latinos: poll Trump dismisses climate change role in fires, says Newsom needs to manage forest better Jimmy Kimmel hits Trump for rallies while hosting Emmy Awards MORE announced that his administration was recommending Americans wear homemade masks or face coverings but emphasized it was "voluntary."

"I'm choosing not to do it, but some people may want to do it, and that's OK," the commander in chief added.

"I just don't want to be doing that. I don't know. Somehow sitting in the Oval Office behind that beautiful Resolute Desk, great Resolute Desk, I think, and wearing a face mask as I greet presidents, prime ministers, dictators, kings, queens. I don't see it for myself,” Trump said at the time.

"Maybe I’ll change my mind," he said