Trump blasts Michigan AG for 'viciously threatening' Ford for letting him tour plant without mask

Trump blasts Michigan AG for ‘viciously threatening’ Ford for letting him tour plant with out masks

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President Trump blasted the legal professional basic of Michigan late Thursday after she stated she was going to have a “very serious conversation” with Ford Motor Co. for permitting the president to go with no masks throughout a part of a tour of the corporate’s Rawsonville Components Plant in Ypsilanti.

“The Wacky Do Nothing Attorney General of Michigan, Dana Nessel, is viciously threatening Ford Motor Company for the fact that I inspected a Ventilator plant without a mask,” Trump tweeted after his tour. “Not their fault, & I did put on a mask. No wonder many auto companies left Michigan, until I came along!”

Trump did put on a masks for a part of the tour of the plant that has been repurposed to make medical provides, however refused to place it on in entrance of reporters — though no less than one photographer snapped a photograph that was posted on social media. It confirmed the president carrying a masks that included the presidential seal.

President Trump holds his protective face mask as he speaks while touring Ford's Rawsonville Components Plant that has been converted to making personal protection and medical equipment, Thursday, May 21, 2020, in Ypsilanti, Mich. (Associated Press)

President Trump holds his protecting face masks as he speaks whereas touring Ford’s Rawsonville Components Plant that has been transformed to creating private safety and medical tools, Thursday, May 21, 2020, in Ypsilanti, Mich. (Associated Press)

“I had one on earlier than,” Trump informed reporters in the course of the go to. “I wore one on in this back area. I didn’t want to give the press the pleasure of seeing it. In the back area I did have a mask on. I had goggles and a mask right back there.”


He added it wasn’t essential to put on a masks round reporters and Ford representatives within the entrance of the plant as a result of “Everybody’s been tested.”

Nessel informed CNN the state can be talking to Ford about permitting the president to go with no masks for the general public portion of the tour in what she stated was a violation of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s govt order requiring masks in enclosed public areas.

“They knew precisely what the order was and in the event that they permitted anybody, even the president of the United States, to defy that order, I believe it has severe well being penalties probably to their staff,” Nessel informed CNN.

Trump steered in one other tweet that Ford may go away Michigan in the event that they’re held accountable for his actions.

“Do nothing A.G. of the Great State of Michigan, Dana Nessel, should not be taking her anger and stupidity out on Ford Motor – they might get upset with you and leave the state, like so many other companies have – until I came along and brought business back to Michigan. JOBS!”  he wrote.

When requested if it was true that it wasn’t required that the president put on a masks, Ford’s CEO, Jim Hackett, informed reporters, “It’s up to him.”

In an announcement Thursday afternoon, the Ford Motor Company added: “Bill Ford encouraged President 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.” Bill Ford, the great-grandson of Henry Ford, has been the corporate’s govt chairman.

Nessel later responded to Trump on Twitter, defending the state’s auto business.

“Hi! After fighting our Gov & SOS, impressed you realize my title,” she wrote. “Seems like you might have an issue with all three girls who run MI-as nicely as your means to inform the reality. The auto business has been thriving for years bc of our unbelievable auto staff & corporations.”


She added that it was onerous to say she’s finished nothing “with all of the lawsuits myself and the opposite @DemocraticAGs have filed and received in opposition to you.”