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'I had one on before': Trump avoids wearing mask during tour of Ford factory despite company policy

'I had one on before': Trump avoids wearing mask during tour of Ford factory despite company policy

22/05/2020 11:32:00

'I had one on before': Trump avoids wearing mask during tour of Ford factory despite company policy

Company chairman Bill Ford said that he had encouraged Trump to wear a mask when he arrived at the factory.

Touring a Ford factory in Ypsilanti, Michigan, which is instead producing respirators and other personal protective equipment, Trump held up a mask and declared he’d covered his face with it.“I had one on before. I wore one in this back area but I didn’t want to give the press the pleasure of seeing it,” he told reporters and photographers covering his visit.

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Nearly everyone at the Ford factory was wearing a face covering, in line with company policy and government recommendations on curtailing the highly contagious virus.Company chairman Bill Ford said that he had encouraged Trump to wear a mask when he arrived.

“He wore a mask during a private viewing of three Ford GTs from over the years. The president later removed the mask for the remainder of the visit,” he said.Trump, pushing to get Americans to put the pandemic behind them and reopen the faltering economy, has never worn a mask in public.

He has previously has said that he doesn’t consider the look fitting his perception of himself as a world leader.#Open journalism No news is bad news Support The Journal Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support us nowOn Thursday, he said the mask “was very nice, it looked very nice.”Scepticism about the need for masks is rife among right-wing Americans who support Trump.In more extreme circles, demands by local government or private businesses for the public to wear masks has been interpreted as a conspiracy against constitutional freedoms.

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Imagine him not wanting to cover his jowly face at every possible opportunity 🤷🏻‍♂️ Because he is not a idiot that will wear a mussel because some medical mafia person says so!! He would have the best doctors in the world advising him. Not some puppet that dances too their masters beat for money. It might rune his hair and make up 🤭

At least he was elected in and has a mandate unlike the shower over here. That will keep those hands quiet Masks don't work ! I am no fan of Donald, but there is evidence he did wear one, to inspect the vintage vehicles but not when mixing with people. Asshole ! Varadkar and Harris did the same in Crumlin hospital, surrounded by medics all wearing them but they blithely went without 😡

'Providing open access to valuable journalism' 😂🤣😂🤣 with shit like this 🤣😂🤣😂 yeah let's jump on the hate train for more clicks Perhaps you should look a little closer to home. Plenty of imagery in recent days of people here using public transport WITHOUT masks despite being recommended to do so. It's disrespectful to the staff and fellow passengers. Why not write an article calling the Irish public out?

If he doesn’t have the virus he doesn’t need to wear a mask That's like saying I couldn't have got her pregnant, I wore a condom yesterday This is a non story He doesn’t need to wear the mask if he doesn’t have the virus and he’s tested regularly “Why do I need to wear a condom, sure I wore one last week”!

why would he need to wear a mask?

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