AG Nessel asks President Trump to wear face covering during visit to Michigan Ford plant

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Posted at 2:13 PM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 14:13:54-04

(WXYZ) — Michigan Attorney General is asking President Donald Trump to wear a face covering during his visit to a Ford plant.

In the letter, Nessel says she agrees that the Big 3 and auto workers should be showcased for their efforts in responding to COVID-19.

"I hope that Ford and the UAW's cooperative efforts in protecting worker safety will serve as an example to other companies across this nation," Nessel said.

However, in the letter, she asks that the president "respects the hard work and safety" of automakers by wearing a face covering during his visit.

“I ask that while you are on tour you respect the great efforts of the men and women at Ford – and across this state – by wearing a facial covering. It is not just the policy of Ford, by virtue of the Governor’s Executive Orders. It is currently the law of this State. Michigan has been hit especially hard by the virus, with more than 50,000 confirmed cases and 5,000 deaths. Therefore, we must all do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19. Anyone who has potentially been recently exposed, including the President of the United States, has not only a legal responsibility, but also a social and moral responsibility, to take reasonable precautions to prevent further spread of the virus.”

Trump is visiting Ford's Rawsonville plant in Ypsilanti this Thursday.

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