To add insult to injury, Trump now pretends that he did this to avoid 'panic' when the real issue is his appalling behaviour in actively mocking the threat from Covid-19 while thousands of American citizens were becoming infected and dying.
For months Donald Trump has made fun of the need for people to protect themselves by socially distancing and wearing face masks - and continues to do so to this day!
Trump - Says One Thing, Does Another (28/08/20)
Under Donald Trump's watch the Coronavirus epidemic in America has soared out of control.
No wonder because here is Trump speaking to supporters at the White House without social distancing measures in place or people in the audience being required to wear face masks.
So while Trump insists "We are focusing on the science, the facts and the data" the behaviour of his supporters and administration tell a very different story.