North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, a Republican, appeared to hold back tears when urging his citizens to show “empathy” and wear a face covering when in public.
“If someone is wearing a mask, they’re not doing it to represent what political party they’re in or what candidates they support,” he said.
President Trump has repeatedly been photographed in public settings without a mask and has said he does not want the media to see him wearing one.
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North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum on Friday got emotional when urging his residents to wear a face mask and avoid turning the act into a political battle.
“I would really love to see in North Dakota that we could just skip this thing that other parts of the nation are going through where they’re creating a divide — either it’s ideological or political or something — around mask versus no mask,” Burgum, a Republican, said at a press conference Friday.
Burgum called the political debate over whether to wear a facial covering in public a “senseless dividing line,” and he said he was asking his citizens “to try to dial up [their] empathy and understanding.”
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