On Thursday. after Donald Trump toured a Ford factory, Michigan’s State Attorney General Dana Nessel sent a message to President Donald Trump asking him to wear a face mask for his Ford tour.
Nessel now has a very different message for Trump.
“In Michigan, of course, now that is the law,” Nessel said in an interview on Thursday. “A court just upheld that, upheld the governor’s orders just hours ago, and even in Ford it is their own policy. The president is like a petulant child who refuses to follow the rules. I have to say, this is no joke.”
Nessel was asked whether Trump would be welcomed back in Michigan in the future, Nessel said on her behalf, he is was not.
Trump put a mask on during the Ford tour for only a brief moment. He was urged to wear one through the entire tour before the tour began.
Trump was asked by a reporter why he was not wearing a mask, Trump said he had one on in another area of the plant “where they preferred it.” He took the mask off before addressing the press.
“I didn’t want to give the press the pleasure of seeing it,” Trump said.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has an executive order in place that states that face masks are mandatory in public enclosed spaces. Ford also requires that masks are worn by employees and anyone entering the plant.
Nessel says that she sent a letter to Trump acknowledging the tour violates Whitmer’s rule against nonessential tours of manufacturing facilities. Nessel asked Trump to wear the face-covering during the tour in the letter.
“He is a ridiculous person and I am ashamed to have him be President of the United States of America and I hope that the voters of Michigan will remember this when November comes,” Nessel said. “That he didn’t care 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.”