Trump says he hopes COVID-19 will ‘sort of just disappear’

As pressure grows for the president to wear a mask in public, President Donald Trump claimed in a Fox News interview "I'm all for masks" and "would have no problem" wearing one in public.
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Transcript for Trump says he hopes COVID-19 will ‘sort of just disappear’
As the world waits for that, president trump is saying he believes the virus will, quote, sort of just disappear. Cecilia Vega at the white house for us this morning and, Cecilia, I don't know if you heard the fda chief. He didn't exactly go along with those words from the president about the virus just disappearing. Reporter: Yeah, exactly, T.J. Officials have had trouble sort of having to explain that, but also the president, another headline about covid. He is insisting he is pro-mask even though he has yet to be publicly seen wearing one. Even as new cases hit record highs, president trump is once again predicting that at some point covid-19 will simply I think we'll be very good with the coronavirus. I think that at some point that's going to sort of just disappear, I hope. Reporter: This despite the fact that health officials warn the worst may be yet to come. While president trump maintains he is not anti-mask. If I was in a crowd, you know, a crowd, a lot of people and everything else I'd wear -- I have no problem with a mask. Reporter: Seconds on he went on to bash Joe Biden for doing that exactly that, wearing a mask. I see Biden walking up on a stage where there's nobody around and has a mask on and you can't even understand what he's saying or he takes it off up there. When there's nobody around I don't see any reason to wear it. Despite growing calls to wear one, the president has yet to be photographed in a mask. I think I look better in the mask. Reporter: Even though he says he likes the way he looks when he wears one. It was a dark black mask and I thought it looked okay, looked like the lone ranger. Reporter: Now, the president also said he's not on board with a national mask mandate because you've got social distancing in place, he said, but the president is holding this fourth of July event at mount Rushmore tomorrow. Thousands of people expected to attend. They will be offering masks but despite the CDC recommendations on social distancing, it will not be enforced there. That's what we're hearing. You're right. Now to the pandemic and the economy.

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