Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie told George Stephanopoulos on Friday morning that it was not enough for Trump to express approval of wearing masks, as he did at Thursday night’s town hall.
“You know, I heard the president say last night that he has no problem with masks. I think we should be even more affirmative about it.”
After Christie was seen hugging guests at the Rose Garden superspreader, he spent seven days in ICU fighting COVID-19. He admitted on Thursday that he was wrong to not wear a mask.
“The ramifications are wildly random and potentially deadly,” Christie said in a statement. “No one should be happy to get the virus and no one should be cavalier about being infected or infecting others.”
Christie repeated those sentiments Friday, arguing that leaders “need to be telling people that there is no downside to you wearing masks and, in fact, there can be a great deal of upside.”