Melania Trump posts video of herself wearing mask during stop at women's center
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First lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpTrump requests mail-in ballot for Florida congressional primary The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Senate GOP, House Democrats begin battle over trillion bill Melania Trump announces plans to renovate White House Rose Garden MORE posted a video of herself wearing a mask on Sunday during her visit to a women’s center in D.C.

The video shows the first lady displaying a white mask during her visit to The Mary Elizabeth House while she interacts with mothers and children. It's the first public footage of the first lady wearing a face covering in several weeks. 

“It was a pleasure to spend time with the staff, mothers & children at The Mary Elizabeth House, a place that helps strengthen families & provides life skills, counseling & educational resources to help vulnerable single women & their children,” Trump wrote in a tweet with the video.


Trump made an unannounced visit to the women’s ministry last Thursday to deliver donated boxed lunches prepared by White House chefs, “Be Best” tote bags and other items, according to a White House release from that day.

The first lady’s spokesperson Stephanie GrishamStephanie GrishamMelania Trump posts video of herself wearing mask during stop at women's center Melania Trump's spokeswoman slams 'inappropriate and insensitive comments' about Barron Trump Melania Trump is 'behind-the-scenes' but 'unbelievably influential': book MORE said that members of Trump’s staff that were present also wore masks during their visit to the women’s center.


The first lady first encouraged Americans to wear a face covering to prevent the transmission of coronavirus in early April with a photo of herself wearing a mask. 

President TrumpDonald John TrumpUSPS warns Pennsylvania mail-in ballots may not be delivered in time to be counted Michael Cohen book accuses Trump of corruption, fraud Trump requests mail-in ballot for Florida congressional primary MORE wore a face mask for the first time publicly on Saturday during his visit to wounded veterans at Walter Reed in Bethesda, Md. 

Previously, he had been photographed wearing a mask at a Ford factory in Michigan in May after telling reporters he wore one in the “back area” but he “didn’t want to give the press the pleasure of seeing it.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends Americans wear masks in public spaces, particularly when social distancing is not possible.