Donald Trump today visited Ypsilanti, on the outskirts of Detroit, where he was at the Ford Motor Co. plant, which was reconverted to produce ventilators, respiratory assistance machines that U.S. governors called for during the peak of the covid-19 pandemic.
The presence of the American head of state coincided with a dispute that is taking place with Michigan's Democratic governor and the day after Donald Trump threatened to withhold federal funds due to this state's effort to expand the votes by mail.
The President of the United States again did not wear a protective mask, despite the warning given by the state attorney general, who warned that Donald Trump could be banned from returning to Michigan.
Attorney Dana Nessel stressed that wearing a mask is not only a Ford policy, but also a law in that state, which is one of the most affected by the new coronavirus.
Dana Nessel said that if Donald Trump refused to wear the mask “he would be asked not to enter closed buildings” in that state.
“If we know that he is visiting our state and we know that he will not comply with the law, I think we have to take some action against any company or factory that allows him to enter the facility and put workers at risk,” said Dana. Nessel to CNN.
Trump refused to wear a mask in public, telling aides that he believes it makes him look weak, despite being recommended by health officials that all Americans should adopt the mask to help contain covid-19. .
“I don't know, let's think about it,” replied Donald Trump when asked, before leaving the facility, whether he would wear a mask.
At the first stop of the day, the American President did not wear a mask at a meeting with African American workers and supporters.
An order issued by Governor Gretchen Whitmer orders factories to suspend visits by non-essentials, although Dana Nessel said her office would not halt Trump's visit.
Republican President and Gretchen Whitmer had a dispute during the outbreak of the new coronavirus, due to criticisms made by the governor of the federal government's response to the state's needs for medical equipment, such as ventilators and personal protective equipment such as gloves, masks or suits.
The United States is the country with the most deaths (93,863) and the most confirmed cases of infection (more than 1.5 million).
Globally, according to a report by the AFP news agency, the covid-19 pandemic has already claimed almost 330,000 deaths and infected more than five million people in 196 countries and territories.
More than 1.8 million patients were considered cured.
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