On May 8, local time, US President Trump and his wife participated in an event commemorating the 75th anniversary of the victory of the World War II European battlefield in Washington. Seven WWII veterans aged 96–100 were also present.

On that day, Trump and Melania and many veterans around the age of 100 did not wear masks.

Trump said he had not considered wearing a mask to greet the veterans present, and pointed out that he kept a few feet away when greeting the veterans. Earlier, Trump had said that wearing a mask seemed stupid.