Trump tours a new face-mask factory without wearing one himself!

WION Web Team
Arizona City, Arizona, United States of America Published: May 06, 2020, 09:03 AM(IST)

Trump does not like masks! Photograph:( Reuters )

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Trump has so far declined to wear a face cover -- despite the federal government encouraging Americans since early April to wear masks to avoid spreading the virus even when not feeling any symptoms of COVID-19.

United States President Donald Trump toured a new medical mask factory in Arizona on Tuesday -- but did not wear a face cover himself.

Trump took a rare trip out of Washington and visited a Honeywell International Inc factory making N95 face masks for healthcare workers. The facility is producing face masks for the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Trump wore safety goggles during the factory tour but did not wear a mask, even though production workers at the facility did and a sign was visible that read: "Attention: Face Mask Required in this Area. Thank You!"

His accomplices -- Honeywell Chief Executive Officer Darius Adamczyk, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and some other visiting dignitaries -- also did not wear masks.

Trump has so far declined to wear a face cover -- despite the federal government encouraging Americans since early April to wear masks to avoid spreading the virus even when not feeling any symptoms of COVID-19.

Vice President Mike Pence said on Sunday he erred in not wearing a face mask to the Mayo Clinic last month. His decision not to wear the mask had drawn widespread criticism.

The novel coronavirus is known to have infected more than 1.2 million people in the United States, including at least 71,000 who have died

Trump won Arizona in the 2016 election against Democratic presidential nominee and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, but opinion polls show him currently trailing the presumptive 2020 Democratic nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden, in the Southwestern state.

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