Trump Too Vain for a Mask in Trip to Ford Plant

Mish

Trump visited a Michigan Ford plant but refused to wear a mask when on camera.

Trump repeatedly refuses to follow the advice of his own Covid-19 team. 

The latest example came on Thursday as Trump Visits Ford Plant in Politically Crucial Michigan.

Surrounded by Ford executives wearing masks, Trump told reporters he had put one on out of the view of cameras.  “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,” Trump said. “Honestly I think I look better in a mask,” Trump added jokingly.

The company later said in a statement that the chairman had “encouraged” Trump to wear a mask when he arrived, adding that the President had obliged during a private viewing of three two-seater Ford GT sports cars but then removed the face covering for the rest of the visit.

When asked if Trump was told it was acceptable not to wear a mask in the plant, Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford said, “It’s up to him.”

Trump Threatened Michigan and Nevada

On Wednesday, Trump Accuses Michigan and Nevada of Vote Fraud.

Trump is annoyed that both states sent out applications to vote by mail. 

Trump deleted a Tweet in which he accused the Michigan Secretary of State of fraud and threatened to withhold money from the state. In a second Tweet Trump went after Nevada.

I captured the Michigan Tweet shortly before Trump deleted it. To  be safe I took an image of the Nevada Tweet as well.

Whitmer commented “Threatening to take money away from a state that is hurting as bad as we are right now is just scary, and I think something that is unacceptable.”

Unacceptable is the wrong word. Trump threatened an action that would be illegal. 

Trump's threats did him no good in Michigan or Nevada.

Mish

Comments (74)
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Tengen
Tengen

Optics are everything in modern America, substance and nuance have been rendered quaint.

LB412
LB412

Its ridiculous that he won't wear a mask when in a closed environment space with a group of people. I personally do not believe anyone should or needs to wear one outdoors unless they have the population density of a NYC sidewalk, etc.

Sechel
Sechel

The mask is to protect others . That's why. It came out during the Stormy Daniels and Karen McDaniel story that Trump would refuse wearing a condom too. There's a pattern. It goes with the narcissism.

The excuse was pathetic. Basically he didn't want to do it and decided to insult the electorate with a lame answer. I agree with the A.G. he should not be allowed back. It's no just that he may have endangered others directly but also he's setting an example of not following the state rules. He's a guest in that state. Like a guest that's invited to dinner and insults the host. A guest like that doesn't get invited back.

This is how Trump lives his life. The rules apply to everyone else , not him. Probably why he failed so many times in business and was sent away to military school

tokidoki
tokidoki

The guy still doesn't realize that Melanie was and is still in it for the money, not because of his looks.

Bungalow Bill
Bungalow Bill

Trump thinks he is God's gift to women so he shouldn't have to cover up. He's too stupid to realize they only sleep with him for his money. Stormy Daniels probably could have gotten a lot more money than she did.

JonSellers
JonSellers

It's not vanity. He's virtue signaling his base that this is just barely even a flu, more like a mild sore throat, and that it is perfectly fine to take any untested drug for it that some yahoo on the 'net tweets out.

Dubronik
Dubronik

Dump the Clown in November

Casual_Observer
Casual_Observer

We know Trump is a clown by now. But the coverage Cuomo has gotten in NY is all based on false reality. Good job ? Check this out.

Two Coasts. One Virus. How New York Suffered Nearly 10 Times the Number of Deaths as California.

California’s governor and San Francisco’s mayor worked together to act early in confronting the COVID threat. For Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio, it was a different story, and 27,000 New Yorkers have died so far.

rob_abides
rob_abides

TrumpTwitterArchive.com (not my site) is an excellent site that documents his madness.

davebarnes2
davebarnes2

“I had one on before. I wore one in the back area." is a LIE.
He always lies.
One reason he won't wear one is that it mess up his makeup.

shamrock
shamrock

NBC News captured it somehow.

ToInfinityandBeyond
ToInfinityandBeyond

Let’s face it. He is a buffoon and the laughingstock of the rest of the world.

mishisausefulidiot
mishisausefulidiot

Trump is not vain, just sane, as he knows the risks don't necessitate wearing a mask, especially since the vulnerable should be isolated. If you don't want to be around someone without a mask, don't. However, don't force me to be as irrationally scared as you. Just like with GloBull warming, which is turning down into a major cooling cycle, you will also see how stupid you were when the data comes in on this fake crisis.

As you know, numerous states were in dire economic shape before Governors made a decision to shut down their economy, based on unverified data from bureaucrats who are unaffected by the shutdown. IT WAS NOT COVID-19 THAT PUT THESE STATES OVER THE CLIFF, IT WAS DECADES OF MISMANAGEMENT AND THE LACK OF INDEPENDENT ANALYSIS.

I'm sure Whitmer also blames global warming for the broken damns she has been previously warned about. What about the never-ending parade of governors (predominately democrat) that claim they need more taxes for infrastructure, when every private enterprise or individual has to plan for maintaining their assets, whether it's a house or a factory.

Companies should not be bailed out when they are poorly managed and negligent, and neither should states and local govt's. How does anyone learn or do their due diligence on govt bonds or anything the govt says, if they are not allowed to fail???

Ebowalker
Ebowalker

Mish is now full on anti trump. First the fake "ladys husband drinks fish cleaner" story now this

thimk
thimk

A lot of arm chair psychiatrists riding the trash Trump train . have we forgotten the alternative ?

elvis07
elvis07

Lets impeach again and guarantee a trump landslide.

LB412
LB412

Photos were released of Trump wearing a mask

astroboy
astroboy

I've had MDs tell me that unless you can change masks frequently they're a questionable practice.

  1. Masks do very little to prevent inhalation of bacteria/viruses: they're just too small to be filtered that way. People wear masks in the operating room so that they don't breathe germs into the open wound, that is, they redirect breathed air away from the patient, they don't clean it at all.

  2. If your mask does pick up germs, every time you put it back on you're breathing contaminated air.

For the second reason, the few times I've worn a mask is mainly for politeness, if it makes people around me feel better I figure I can take one for the team.

Not saying that's why Trump didn't wear a mask but even a stopped clock is correct twice a day .

numike
numike

Related: Trumps reading eyesight is terrible (mistakes when reading a teleprompter((he cant read the writing)) But you rarely if ever see him wear glasses.

Felix_Mish
Felix_Mish

In other news: "Politician in other party too VAIN to wear non-blue suit, non-red tie!" News at 11. News you need to know!

castlehill44
castlehill44

Perhaps Trump understands that masks provide no benefit. Here's a review of studies on the effectiveness of masks against respiratory diseases. One study shows that viruses are too small to be trapped by a mask filter, the rest show masks failed to provide any protection.

castlehill44
castlehill44

Here's the study URL www.researchgate.net/publication/340570735

Spyguy
Spyguy

Pelosi has had so much surgery she twerks when she laughs.


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