Madame Tussauds adds mask to Trump figure ahead of museum reopening
Madame Tussauds in New York has added a face mask to its wax figure of President Trump to remind visitors of the city’s mask mandate when the museum reopens on Friday.
“At over 6 feet, the President is quite the imposing figure, thus we felt he was the perfect figure to remind our guests to take those selfies safely masked,” spokesman Matthew Clarkson told CNN.
The museum has imposed a maximum 25 percent occupancy amid the coronavirus pandemic and plans to be open for viewing Wednesdays through Sundays.
The wax museum also plans to donate a ticket to a local health care worker for every guest who tags the museum on social media after visiting, according to CNN. Its theater, photo props and interactive experiences will remain temporarily unavailable, according to the network.
The real-life Trump was initially reluctant to wear a mask in public, casting doubt on their effectiveness at fighting COVID-19.
The first time Trump publicly wore a mask was on a visit to Walter Reed Medical Center in July. Days later, he tweeted that wearing one was “patriotic,” adding “there is nobody more Patriotic than me, your favorite President!”
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