John Daly and Kid Rock are told to wear masks by a staffer at Nashville debate hall as pro golfer and star musician take their seats in Trump’s entourage
- President Trump’s entourage in Nashville included singer-songwriter Kid Rock and PGA Tour golfer John Daly
- Daly and Kid Rock were seen at the debate hall at Belmont University sitting without a mask on their faces
- A staffer then came over and told the two that they needed to cover their faces while sitting in the audience
- They put on masks at around the same time that the president’s family arrived in the hall while wearing masks
- The debate commission warned that anyone who removed their mask during the event would be escorted out
- The Trump family faced fierce criticism when they failed to wear facial coverings during the first debate
Kid Rock and John Daly joined President Trump’s entourage at the final presidential debate in Nashville on Thursday, where they were asked by an official at the Belmont University venue to wear a mask.
Photographs taken of the Grammy-nominated musician and the PGA Tour golf pro show the two men seated several seats apart at the debate hall.
Neither of the two are seen wearing masks – until an unnamed official comes over and asks them to put one on.
John Daly (left), the pro golfer, and musician Kid Rock (right) entered the debate hall at Belmont University in Nashville and sat down in the section reserved for President Trump’s entourage on Thursday. They were not wearing masks when they sat down
A staffer (far left) came over and told the two to put on masks while sitting in the audience of the debate hall
The Commission on Presidential Debates warned those in attendance at the debate in Nashville that they would be asked to leave if they did not wear a mask
The two men are seen after they were handed face masks by a staffer at Belmont University in Nashville on Thursday
Daly and Kid Rock did not have a mask when they arrived, so a staffer was there to provide one for them.
The two were told to put on masks at around the same time that the Trump family finally added masks to their outfits for the final presidential debate after being warned that they’d be kicked out if they took them off.
The president’s entourage, including First Lady Melania and children Ivanka, Tiffany and Eric, entered the debate arena before the debate kicked off – each with their noses and mouths fully covered.
Masks were a requirement for all attendees of the event, and the Commission on Presidential Debates warned that anyone who removed their mask would be escorted out.
The Trump family faced fierce criticism when they failed to wear facial coverings during the first debate on September 29 and a massive coronavirus outbreak hit the White House days later.
Donald Trump’s family finally fully masked up for the final presidential debate, after they were ridiculed for forgoing the precaution at the first candidate face-off. Pictured: Ivanka, Tiffany and Lara Trump enter the debate arena Thursday night
First Lady Melania Trump arrives at the final presidential debate wearing a black mask to match her frock and shoes
Most of the Trump family opted for basic surgical masks as the entered the debate arena in Nashville
Eric and Lara Trump enter the debate arena on Thursday behind Kimberly Guilfoyle
Ivanka Trump sits with her mask still in place as the candidates took the stage
Siblings Tiffany and Eric Trump keep their masks on as they wait for the debate to start on Thursday night
While most of the family members did enter the first debate with masks on, they were photographed without them as soon as they took their seats.
Melania left her mask behind when she left her seat at the end of the debate to join her husband on stage – while Joe Biden and his wife Jill kept theirs on.
This time all of the debate attendees will have to keep covered throughout the night, per rules set by the debate commission.
The only people exempt from that rule are Trump, Biden and debate moderator Kristen Welker – who can take their masks off while on stage.
Trump has often mocked his opponents mask habits, suggesting that he’s overly-cautious. Biden rejected that assertion early on in Thursday’s debate, saying that the federal government should have instituted a nationwide mask mandate months ago.
The Trump family’s laissez faire attitudes toward masks backfired in the wake of the first debate, when dozens of people in the White House tested positive for coronavirus – including the president himself.
The Trump family faced fierce criticism when they failed to wear facial coverings to the last debate on September 29 (pictured) and a massive coronavirus outbreak hit the White House days later
While most of the family members did enter the first debate with masks on (pictured), they were photographed without them as soon as they took their seats
Melania left her mask behind when she left her seat at the end of the first debate to join her husband on stage (pictured)