President Donald Trump refused to wear a mask as he toured a mask-making factory in Arizona even after he admitted that more Americans would die of the coronavirus as states reopened. 

Trump said in an interview with ABC that there’s a possibility death tolls across the country will rise as social distancing requirements are being lifted in multiple states. 

“Because you won’t be locked into an apartment or a house or whatever it is,” Trump said. 

“Will some people be affected badly? Yes,” he added. “But we have to get our country open.”


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As he praised the workers at the Honeywell factory in Phoenix, he added that he thought it was time to look hopefully into the future. “I want to be a cheerleader,” he said.

Trump also added that he was planning on disbanding the coronavirus task force in early June. 

Still, the president did not wear a mask at the Honeywell factory even as signs throughout the facility read, “Please wear your mask at all times.”

“I think wearing a face mask as I greet presidents, prime ministers, dictators, kings, queens, I don’t know,” Trump said in April. “Somehow, I don’t see it for myself.”

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