Senior Republican Senator Lamar Alexander, who chairs the committee on health, education, labor and pensions, said it would "help" if President Trump wore a mask because it would eliminate political stigma around doing so.
"If wearing masks is important and all the health experts tell us that it is in containing the disease in 2020, it would help if from time to time the President would wear one to help us get rid of this political debate that says if you're for Trump, you don't wear a mask, if you're against Trump, you do," the Tennessee Republican said, reports teh CNN.
When asked whether the American people should look to the President for public health advice given his past remarks, including his comment about slowing down testing, the senator said the public should listen to medical experts.
"My suggestion to the President all along and for the other political leaders is let the experts do the talking about medicine. People trust them," Alexander said.