“Fox and Friends” co-host Steve Doocy implored President Donald Trump on Tuesday morning to start wearing a mask in public, marking another instance in which a conservative pushed back on Trump’s refusal to do so.
During an interview with Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel, Doocy asserted that Trump, who more likely than not was watching “Fox and Friends” at that very moment, would “set a good example” by wearing a mask.
“He’d be a good role model,” the Fox News host said. “I don’t see any downside to the President wearing a mask in public.”
Doocy emphasized his point again near the end of the interview.
“I think by wearing masks, you can keep the economy open,” Doocy said. “And closing things are the last thing anybody wants to do.”
“MAGA should now stand for ‘Masks Are Great Again,'” he joked.
More and more Republicans are breaking from Trump as he continues to flout health officials’ guidelines on facial coverings amid COVID-19.
Watch Doocy below:
Fox and Friends co-host Steve Doocy: "MAGA should now stand for 'Masks Are Great Again.'" pic.twitter.com/phM1pke5Hp
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