U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with members of the business community as he visits the Ford Rawsonville Components Plant, which is making ventilators and medical supplies, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Ypsilanti, Michigan, May 21, 2020.
Leah Millis | Reuters
President Donald Trump on Thursday did not wear a mask for coronavirus protection while touring a Ford Motor Co. plant in Michigan, despite a state law and company policy requiring facial coverings there.
Trump was visiting Ford’s Rawsonville Components Plant in Ypsilanti, which has a policy of requiring masks there. The plant is currently making ventilators in response to the Covid-19 pandemic in the United States.
Video showed Trump on the factory floor talking to people who were wearing masks.
“Not necessary,” Trump said, when a reported asked why he was not wearing a facial covering. “Everybody’s been tested and I’ve been tested.”
Trump also claimed “I had one on before,” in an area…