There is immaturity, there is childishness, and then there is the kind of infantalism that is unique to Donald Trump. Cassidy Hutchinson published a book recently and in it she revealed the reason that Trump wouldn’t wear a mask during COVID. Not wearing a mask resulted in him getting COVID, along with Melania. He also gave COVID to Chris Christie and who knows how far Trump’s misbehavior spread. But the reason for it is what will put you on the floor.
Originally, as you recall, it was believed that Trump didn’t want to wear a mask because it made him look less macho than he wanted. That was the urban legend for a while. But Hutchinson reveals that the real reason is that he didn’t want to smear his makeup. This is just like when he didn’t want to go out in France, to visit a WWII memorial, because it was raining and he didn’t want to get his hair wet. Here, he was willing to risk his life and that of others so as to not smear his makeup. The New Republic:
Hutchinson worked as the top assistant to Donald Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows, and she eventually became a star witness for the House January 6 investigative committee. She reveals Trump’s turning point on masks in her new book Enough, The Guardian reported Thursday.
Trump toured a Honeywell mask-making factory in May 2020, and he sparked criticism for not wearing a mask during the tour. He told reporters he chose not to after the Honeywell chief executive gave him the go-ahead.