Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says if Trump fails to wear a mask at his visit to the state's Ford plant today, 'he's going to be asked not to return to any enclosed facility inside our state.'
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel wrote a letter to the White House calling on President Donald Trump to wear a mask during his Thursday visit to the state's Ford plant."If he fails to wear a mask, he's going to be asked not to return to any enclosed facility inside our state," Nessel said in an appearance on CNN's
NewsdayThursday morning.She said she felt it was necessary to write to the White House because Michigan has been hit particularly hard by the novel coronavirus. The state has reported 52,988 confirmed cases and 5,060 deaths."If we know he's going to come to our state and we know he's not going to follow the law," she said,"I think we're going to have to take action against any company or any facility that allows him inside those facilities and puts our workers at risk."
Ford has also asked Trump to wear a mask during his visit.In her letter to the White House, Nessel pointed out that Trump has been exposed to COVID-19."Anyone who has been recently exposed, including the President of the United States, has not only a legal responsibility, but also a social and moral responsibility, to take reasonable precautions to prevent further spread of the virus," the letter read.
President Donald Trump speaks at the White House on May 19, 2020.Alex Wong/GettyWhen asked by reporters on Tuesday if he plans to wear a mask, Trump said,"I hadn't even thought about it." He has not publicly worn a mask since the beginning of the pandemic.
In the latest reopening of Governor Gretchen Whitmer's MI Safe Start plan, the state's manufacturing employees went back to work on May 11.Manufacturing companies must follow the order's safety guidelines, which include daily entry screenings for anyone entering the facility and the suspension of all nonessential in-person visits. Workers must also wear masks provided by the manufacturing facilities and maintain six feet of social distancing.
Nessel said the state has already waved the ban against outside visitors to plants for Trump's visit, but insists he still wear a mask."We are just asking that President Trump comply with the law of our state, just as we would make the same request of anyone in those plants," Nessel said.
In efforts to appeal to Trump's interest in reopening businesses around the nation, she asked him to think of wearing a mask as an economic choice. She said some plants have already had to close for disinfection after workers tested positive for COVID-19.
"We're asking if President Trump doesn't care about his own health, doesn't care about the health and the safety of people who work in those facilities," Nessel said,"at least care about the economic situation of costing these facilities so much money by having to close down and disinfect the plant after he leaves."
Trump is set to tour Ford's Rawsonville factory, which has been repurposed to manufacture ventilators, in Ypsilanti, Michigan on Thursday. He is expected to discuss the collaboration between Ford and General Electric Healthcare during the pandemic while at the plant.Read more: Newsweek »
Can we ask PresidentTweety to leave the country and not return? The state will back down. Unfortunately. chenweihua He'll just counter it with the whole hydrochloroquine-taking, thinking it's an equivalent preventative measure to wearing face-masks Good even my fellow Michigan republican residents wish he would go away. Stick to his failed business (where are his returns) and porn stars - not to mention calling anyone he dislikes names from the oval. Sure he wasn’t hired to use Twitter or watch tv ratings
lyndamorse17 Yeah like some punk ass AG from Michigan can keep the president out of The state Bullshit! That will never happen Stick to it, He also looked at the solar eclipse without eye protection. Can that request be made regardless of Trump wearing a mask or not? I would love to be a fly on the wall when they initiate that conversation...but if they really want headlines deny POTUS access if he doesn't mask up wontdo yeahright noway
Like a donkey at a poker table not realizing he's the donkey at the table! Trump not wearing a mask surrounded by people wearing a mask in a place that is making them is the most ridiculous thing I have seen so far! Wearing a mask is the one thing that does help stop this virus. Do you blame him for not wanting him to return? Trump is disrespectful .
Balls in AG court now , ban fat boy Trump, bet you don't He’s the president AG can kiss his ass Trump forever the narrcisstic douchebag State’s Rights! trumpistrash Michigan AG is a hack! Womp womp
Trump Refuses To Wear A Face Mask During Tour Of Ford Facility In MichiganHis decision goes against the policies of the facility, the governor's executive order and follows warnings from the state's attorney general. IT IS NOT A RULE THAT YOU HAVE TO Who cares, he’s doing it to distract from real issues and media fall for it every single time
Trump Has ‘Legal,’ ‘Moral’ Responsibility To Wear Mask At Ford Plant, Michigan AG Says“I ask that while you are on tour you respect the great efforts of the men and women at Ford —and across the State—by wearing a facial covering.” Should realDonaldTrump wear a facemask ? Covid_19 Hahaha... Legal and moral responsibilities have never have never played a role in Trump’s decision making. DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT
Trump Has ‘Legal,’ ‘Moral’ Responsibility To Wear Mask At Ford Plant, Michigan AG SaysPresident Trump has a “moral” and “legal responsibility” to wear a mask while he tours a Ford motor plant today, Michigan attorney general Dana Nessel says by lisettevoytko lisettevoytko He should absolutely NOT be allowed in without one. lisettevoytko Any day now putins gonna be saying, Them 4 Doctors jumped outta windows cause they volunteered to take hydroxychloroquine. Over did it, got all kray cray. There russian Heros', lisettevoytko SECOND STIMULUS CHECKS NOW
Trump has 'legal responsibility' to wear coronavirus mask during Ford factory visit, Michigan attorney general says Michigan ’s attorney general said Wednesday that President Trump, who so far has refused to wear a mask, has a “legal responsibility” under state law to wear a mask as a coronavirus precaution when he visits a Ford Motor Co. factory Thursday. Let's see them try to arrest him. He's been impeached, fired a previous AG, and a recent IG - do you really think President Trump cares about his 'legal responsibility' to wear a mask in Michigan? The Law Does Not Apply to Republicans.
Michigan AG warns Trump to wear a mask during tour of Ford plantSo far, President Trump has resisted covering his face in public or being seen wearing a mask, despite the federal government's recommendations to do so in public during the coronavirus pandemic. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 The best mask for realDonaldTrump. If ignorance killed, antimaskers and GOP would all be dead.
Coronavirus government response updates: Will Trump wear mask during visit to Michigan plant?President Donald Trump was visiting a Ford plant in Michigan now making ventilators, but it was unclear whether he would wear a mask as company rules require. 😂😂😂😂😂 Well he’s an idiot.