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The First Lady of the United States posted a video of herself wearing a face covering during a visit to The Mary Elizabeth House, an organisation that aims to help at-risk single mothers and their children, at-risk pregnant women, and young women who are currently within the foster care system or have aged out of the system. The body defines its purpose as “supporting the positive development of young, single mothers and their children through life-skills training, education and workforce guidance, counselling and housing.”

Ms Trump had not been seen wearing a face mask prior for weeks.

She took to Twitter to share the moment as she wrote: “It was a pleasure to spend time with the staff, mothers & children at The Mary Elizabeth House, a place that helps strengthen families & provides life skills, counselling & educational resources to help vulnerable single women & their children. #BeBest.”

The video shows the First Lady waving to the camera and speaking with the mothers and children.

The tweet, which racked up over 38,000 likes, garnered praise from Ms Trump’s followers and face mask supporters.

Replying to the tweet, one Twitter user wrote: “You are such an amazing role model! Thank you for all you do for our country!”

Another account added: “Love you FLOTUS. You are the best First Lady ever.”

A third user wrote: “You are the most beautiful FLOTUS.

“You exhibit such grace and peace. Thank you.”

Ms Trump shared a post highlighting the importance of face masks in the fight against coronavirus in early April.

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But US President Donald Trump countered his wife’s advice in early April by saying he would not wear a face mask.

At the time, Mr Trump said: “I just don’t want to wear one myself.

“It’s a recommendation. I am feeling good.

“I just don’t want to be doing – I don’t know, somehow sitting in the Oval Office behind that beautiful Resolute Desk, the great Resolute Desk, I think wearing a face mask as I greet presidents, prime ministers, dictators, kings, queens.