Washington Post: Trump’s refusal to wear face masks turned them into a sad national symbol

Washington Post: Trump’s refusal to wear face masks turned them into a sad national symbol. “It’s hard to fathom that such a small scrap of fabric could carry such freight. And yet on Friday morning, after the White House announced that President Trump and the first lady had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the face mask became a symbol of the country’s anger, fear and disgust. The mask, with its ever-shifting and broadening meaning, speaks to just how exhausting it has become to be a citizen in 2020 when every single day — indeed, every hour — is a test of emotional stamina and the power of prayer.”

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