Despite earlier claims that he would wear a face covering during Thursday’s tour of a Ford plant in Michigan, President Donald Trump once again shunned a request to do so.
When asked why he decided to eschew the safety measure recommended by factory executives, he took yet another opportunity to disparage reporters.
“I had one one before,” he claimed. “I wore one in this back area, but I didn’t want to give the press the pleasure of seeing it.”
Executive Chairman Bill Ford “encouraged President Trump to wear a mask when he arrived,” a subsequent company statement confirmed.