The President has an important message for you in July. 4th. No, not the one who continues to use songs at infrequent gatherings without the group’s permission, it is the one from the 1996 classic film Independence day. Bill Pullman who starred as President Thomas J. Whitmore in the action movie Will Smith has a message for you on Independence Day and, yes, it is linked to the coronavirus. In a public service announcement presented by The Alamo Drafthouse, Pullman asks everyone to celebrate their freedom by wearing “freedom” masks, so I hope we can safely return to bars, restaurants, schools and, above all, in cinemas. “I may no longer be your president,” said Pullman at the top of the video, “but I have to tell you that July 4 is still my favorite holiday and always will be.” Interspersed with images of a toy plane (nice touch), Pullman says, “I’m going to wear my freedom mask every time I go to public places.” Maybe if we start calling them freedom masks, people will start wearing them, like this time, we started calling fries for some reason. Given that Pullman managed to navigate the alien invaders on Independence Day, there seems to be a better authority to lead in times of crisis than the guy on duty, so we should probably listen to him and wear our masks.