Michigan state attorney general Dana Nessel has come out calling Donald Trump a ‘petulant child’ after the president refused to wear a mask as he toured the Michigan Ford plant.
With the current ongoing Coronavirus pandemic plaguing the world as a whole, the wearing of face masks to reduce the spread of the virus has been a common practice around the world.
Ford executives who themselves wore masks during the tour revealed that they had advised the president to wear one however he had chosen to forgo doing so.
It is currently law in Michigan state that masks should be worn indoors when there are large gatherings as was the case during the president’s visit.
“I had one on before. I wore one in the back area. I didn’t want to give the press the pleasure of seeing it,” said the president when asked about why he wasn’t wearing one.
The response did not sit well with the state attorney general who found the president was not setting the right example especially seeing as the country has already experienced more than 94,000 deaths as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The president is like a petulant child who refuses to follow the rules. This is not a joke,” Dana Nessel told CNN.
Trump is well known for defying the advice from federal public health experts as keeps fighting for the country to reopen and business to return back to normal.
He already approached African-American leaders for support in reopening churches as he went onto announce:
“We are opening our churches again. I think the CDC is going to put something out very soon, spoke to them today. I think they are going to put something out very soon. We got to open our churches.”