The novel coronavirus is now a global worry, with California even declaring a state of emergency after its first death connected to the disease.
Donald Trump's CDC has been taking efforts to keep the public safe from the virus. One of their most common pieces of advice is to avoid touching one's own face.
President Donald Trump, in an interview with reporters, told them he's been taking that advice very seriously. But Twitter quickly proved that is not the case.
President Trump while answering question on air travel in meeting with airline CEOs: "I haven't touched my face in… https://t.co/sVC0weQyfq— CSPAN (@CSPAN)1583341787.0
Many pictures quickly emerged of Trump touching his face within the last few days.
@espiers Narrator: Trump touches his face.— The Snake Charmers (@The Snake Charmers)1583378949.0
Here’s President Trump on Monday during a coronavirus meeting https://t.co/yA7mJ2qjBL https://t.co/kM4e4aDqdU— Tyler Bartlam (@Tyler Bartlam)1583340610.0
‘I haven’t touched my face in weeks’ — Trump Roll the tape… https://t.co/QtTNsmKOll— NowThis (@NowThis)1583353980.0
Today Donald Trump claimed that he hasn’t touched his face in weeks. FACT CHECK: photographs show him touching his… https://t.co/3S172kQgwj— Matt Walsh (@Matt Walsh)1583344560.0
And it's not just Trump...many other White House officials connected to the coronavirus response have also been touching their faces.
@tedlieu @MollyJongFast @VP @realDonaldTrump Mike Pence touches his face and shakes hands too much to be in charge… https://t.co/EKDGtlM6Q7— Adam Rifkin 🐼 (@Adam Rifkin 🐼)1582994922.0
Even later in the same meeting where Trump said he never touches his face...he touched his face.
@JenniferJJacobs He later touched his face during this exact meeting— JimmyG (@JimmyG)1583343943.0
@realDonaldTrump “I haven’t touched my face in weeks, I miss it” says Trump at a meeting today.....then the moron t… https://t.co/DsS7PqkAK2— EH4 (@EH4)1583364743.0
Some online stood up for the President, saying he had been making a joke.
@JenniferJJacobs I just think it’s sad that the libs - who dominate the “comedy” scene - have completely forgot how to take a joke.— Matt 🇺🇸 (@Matt 🇺🇸)1583372244.0
@JenniferJJacobs @eorden OMG — he told a joke! I thought that kind of thing never happened!!!— George Kenney (@George Kenney)1583344024.0
But others felt the real joke were to be made at Trump's expense.
You know how after you eat some cheetos and your fingers get all caked up with the cheeto cheese? I imagine that's… https://t.co/GMcdQ2ANy6— William King Sr. (@William King Sr.)1583341603.0
Trump’s orange rouge will stain his fingers if he touches his face, so I guess he is in fact, for once, telling the… https://t.co/Ev7rzKwiHl— fayette (@fayette)1583346312.0
It's hard to tell what's a joke and what's a lie when Trump is constantly bending the truth.
Trump can't help but lie — even about something stupid like how often he touches his face. https://t.co/sXFWSQbSGd via @HuffPostPol— S. E. Hinton (@S. E. Hinton)1583369126.0
@nowthisnews He lies about… … … EVERYthing.— JRehling (@JRehling)1583361267.0
Either way, do what Donald Trump can't and avoid touching your face! That will help us all halt the spread of coronavirus.