Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told the White House press corps Thursday that President Trump supports Americans wearing masks to help stop the spread of COVID-19. (July 2)
STEVEN MNUCHIN: The president specifically put in his speech, encouraging Americans to wear masks, social distance, and hygiene because he's the President of the United States. And people are not around him close. And the people who are around are tested. I don't think he needs to wear a mask. But the rest us, absolutely. And the president supports wearing masks.
I was at the House this week testifying. I'm sure you saw my picture with Chair Powell on "The Wall Street Journal." I never thought we'd have a picture like that. But yes, we are encouraging Americans to wear masks.
Now, I think what Dr. Fauci said, is that if people don't take these things seriously that the numbers could continue to spike.
- They're spiking right now.
STEVEN MNUCHIN: Again, what I'd say is the numbers are up. We're obviously watching this very carefully. We think that there is the right balance. And we're working with the states on the health issues and the economic issues.