President Trump visited a Ford plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan, and sent the mainstream media into a flurry over the fact that he did not wear a facial covering in accordance with the state's strict social distancing laws amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Asked why he wasn't wearing a mask in front of the press and representatives from Ford before making remarks at the plant, Trump said, "in this area.it's not necessary here, everybody's been tested and I've been tested". "And I hope that the voters of MI will remember this when November comes, that he didn't care enough about their safety, he didn't care about their welfare, he didn't respect them enough just to engage in the very simple task, the painless task, the easy task of wearing a mask when he was provided one", she vented.
NBC News published an image of Trump, provided by an anonymous source and verified by the outlet as legitimate, wearing a black mask with the presidential seal printed on it during part of his Ford plant visit that was not open to the media.
(CNN)President Donald Trump's visit to MI on Thursday might have been a simple opportunity to highlight the cautious reemergence of American manufacturers.
Many companies continuing operations during the pandemic have instituted requirements that workers wear protective gear, including masks, while on the job, and Ford released a 64-page return-to-work playbook that states: "Face masks are required to be worn by everyone, in all facilities, at all times".
Trump visited a Rawsonville, Mich., Ford plant, which has been re-purposed to create medical supplies amid the coronavirus crisis. "I think I look better in the mask", he added later.
He has also said that the USA will not be going under a lockdown if there is a second peak in the number of positive cases, and has urged the states to loosen the lockdown restrictions and let the economy rise again.
At the plant, Trump repeated his assertion. The Attorney General also said that under Governor Gretchen Whitmer's Executive Order No.2020-91, the wearing of face masks are mandatory in enclosed spaces, not to mention the suspension of all tours in manufacturing facilities.
"I made the case that, you know, we all have to be on the same page here".
But her real criticism was aimed at Trump. "And I think it's going to end badly".
On Thursday, Donald Trump visited a Ford factory in MI and the whole thing was extremely unusual from start to finish-and past finished, actually.