Chris Wallace: The 'Lesson' of Trump Getting COVID is 'Wear the Damn Mask'
Anti-Trump Fox News host responds to president & first lady's positive coronavirus test
Fox News host Chris Wallace responded to the bombshell news that President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19 by suggesting that the illness may teach them a "lesson" to "wear the damn mask."
Anti-Trump reporter Wallace, a registered Democrat, made the disturbing comments on Fox News's “America’s Newsroom.”
Wallace, who moderated the controversial first presidential debate between the president and Democratic nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday, complained that the Trump family removed their masks once seated for the live event.
"In terms of what went on in the hall, it was curious," Wallace said.
"The Biden camp and Mrs. Biden, Senator Chris Coons of Delaware, all their people all came in wearing masks and wore them throughout the entire debate," he continued.
"The Trump family came in, I’m told, wearing masks but then took them off once they sat down in their seats," Wallace added.
"That actually violated the rules of the Cleveland Clinic, which was in charge of all the safety issues inside the hall, which were that everybody except for the president, vice president, and I were not supposed to wear masks, I mean we’re supposed to wear masks," Wallace continued.
"We were the only ones told we were not to wear masks.”
“Actually a safety person, a health person from the Cleveland Clinic came up to the first family when they were seated and offered them masks in case they didn’t have them and they were waved away," Wallace claimed.
"People in the hall noticed that they weren’t wearing masks, and everybody else in the hall was wearing a mask.
"When the debate ended, Mrs. Trump came over, walked past me.
"She was not wearing a mask," he complained.
"Mrs. Biden walked past me to her husband, and she was wearing a mask.
"So there was a difference in the way the two families and their camps treated the health safety regulations inside the hall.”
"I’ve always been disturbed, frankly, that people think the mask is a political issue and wearing the mask or not wearing the mask says something about your politics."
"It’s a safety issue," Wallace insisted.
"The best scientists in America say that they’re a perfect cure or vaccine but wearing a mask today is the best weapon we currently have to avoid getting the disease and transmitting the disease.
"If there is one lesson from today, it’s here is the president of the United States who lives in the biggest bubble that exists on the planet, and he got it.
"Through no fault of his own.
"And so the answer is; wear the damn mask,” he concluded.