4:13 PM, Feb 27, 2020


Photo shows President Trump wearing mask while touring Ford plant in Ypsilanti

Photo shows President Trump wearing mask while touring Ford plant in Ypsilanti
Posted at 9:18 AM, May 22, 2020

A new photo shows President Donald Trump wore a face mask during his tour of Ford's Rawsonville plant in Ypsilanti Thursday.

Trump has been against wearing masks when making visits.

The photo was tweeted out by Michigan GOP Press Secretary Hannah Osantowske but later deleted.

He later told reporters "I wore one in this back area, but I didn't want to give the press the pleasure of seeing it."

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel urged Trump to wear a face mask during his visit to the plant. She sent a letter to the White House saying members of the White House have a “legal,” “moral” and “social” responsibility to wear a face covering inside of the facility.

Additional Coronavirus information and resources:

Read our daily Coronavirus Live Blog for the latest updates and news on coronavirus.

Click here for a page with resources including a COVID-19 overview from the CDC, details on cases in Michigan, a timeline of Governor Gretchen Whitmer's orders since the outbreak, coronavirus' impact on Southeast Michigan, and links to more information from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC and the WHO.

View a global coronavirus tracker with data from Johns Hopkins University.

Find out how you can help metro Detroit restaurants struggling during the pandemic.

See all of our Helping Each Other stories.

See complete coverage on our Coronavirus Continuing Coverage page.