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'Don't agree with Fauci, won't order Americans to wear masks,' says Trump

In a 'Fox News Sunday' interview, Trump said, "I don't agree with the statement that if everybody wears a mask, everything disappears"

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President Donald Trump, who has avoided wearing a mask in public, wore one in a visit to a military medical facility outside Washington. (Source: Reuters)

Press Trust of India Washington
US President Donald Trump has said he would not order Americans to wear masks to contain the spread of coronavirus, saying people should have a "certain freedom."

His comments came after Dr Anthony Fauci, the top US infectious diseases expert, appealed to state and local leaders to be "as forceful as possible" in getting people to wear masks in public places.
In a 'Fox News Sunday' interview, Trump said, "I don't agree with the statement that if everybody wears a mask, everything disappears."
Speaking of the initial comments from top health officials, Trump said: "Hey, Dr Fauci said don't wear a

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First Published: Jul 18 2020 | 7:32 PM IST

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