NORTH CAROLINA — As coronavirus trends start to head in a troubling direction throughout the state, President Donald Trump’s refusal to wear a mask at most times while still contagious with COVID-19 is frustrating, North Carolina’s governor said Tuesday.
“Day-in and day-out, the virus is seizing opportunities to spread. The most dangerous time is when people drop their guard and think this isn’t serious,” Gov. Roy Cooper said Tuesday during a news conference. “As we saw in Washington over the weekend, the virus is quick to spread and many times slow to leave.”
Cooper’s comments come less than a day after President Donald Trump made a returned to the White House following a three-day hospitalization for COVID-19, ripping off his face mask and posing for reporters before entering the mansion without it.
The president later tweeted a video telling Americans they shouldn’t be afraid of the coronavirus and shouldn’t let