'We’re not closing our country' if hit by second coronavirus wave

Michigan AG calls Trump 'a petulant child,' says he's no longer welcome in state after not wearing a mask

It showed the president wearing a mask that included the presidential seal.

In typical style, Mr Trump responded to the controversy on social media, tweeting that the "wacky do nothing Attorney General of Michigan" was "viciously threatening" Ford over the president not wearing a mask during his visit.

Trump and his allies have defended his refusal to wear a mask, arguing that because the president and his inner circle are routinely tested for the coronavirus, he does not need to wear a mask.

He has also said that the U.S. 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.

Trump was seen wearing a mask at one point during the tour but refused to keep it on the entire time because he "didn't want to give the press the pleasure of seeing it".

"I was given a choice when I had one on in an area where they preferred it so I put it on and it was very nice, it looked very nice. 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.

Host Wolf Blitzer noted that Nessel had vowed prior to President Trump's visit that if he did not wear a mask while touring facilities, he "would be asked not to return to any undisclosed facilities" in the state. "That's exactly right. I mean, today's events were extremely disappointing and yet, totally predictable". He said he also wore googles.

Speaking with the media, the automaker's executive chairman Bill Ford said Trump was wearing a mask during "a private viewing of three Ford GTs from over the years. I think it sets an example both ways".

Even though Trump admitted that there was a "distinct possibility" the nation would see a second wave of infections, he argued that it would not be necessary to lock down the country again while visiting a Ford plant in MI.

When asked if it was true that it wasn't required that the president wear a mask, Ford's CEO, Jim Hackett, told reporters, "It's up to him". But the company did claim that they did share its safety policies with the White House before the tour actually took place - including the requirement to wear face masks at all times.

"Hi! After struggling with our Gov & SOS, impressed you know my name".

Trump has consistently disregarded guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urging people to wear masks in close company to try to curb the spread of the virus. "Seems like you have a problem with all 3 women who run MI-as well as your ability to tell the truth".



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