President of the United States Donald trump explained why he doesn’t want to wear a protective mask. About this he was asked by journalists at a press conference, noting that the White house has been sick several people, and all employees are required to wear masks.

trump said that sick employees are kept at a safe distance from him and from each other. “In my case, I am very far from anyone”, – quotes RIA Novosti the American leader, noting that he really was away from the other participants of the briefing.

the President also said that almost all employees of the White house today wearing a protective mask, and he demands it from others. The trump and Vice-President Mike Pence daily was tested for coronavirus, all tests to date have been negative.

According to the Johns Hopkins University, in the USA the number of cases of infection with coronavirus exceeded 1.34 million. Died – more than 80 thousand people. Recovered over 216 thousand.