Trump Says ‘We Are All Warriors’ During His Mask-less Visit To Mask Factory
President Donald Trump visited the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) supply center on Thursday to tour the facility. He had no mask on his face.
The center, Owen’s & Minor in Allentown, Pennsylvania, is responsible for distributing millions of N95 masks and other medical equipment needed for the coronavirus.
The facility had signs requiring a face mask for its workers and visitors, the guideline officially recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in April.
While all of the staffers in the facility complied with the guidelines, Trump still refused to wear a face mask even while visiting a mask supply factory.
“We are all warriors. Everyone in our country is a warrior,” Trump said during his speech in the center.
In April, Trump revealed he has no plan to wear masks yet, shortly after CDC officially recommended people wear a face mask in public.
“I just don’t want to wear one myself,” Trump said. “It’s a recommendation they recommend it. I’m feeling good. Somehow, sitting in the Oval Office behind that beautiful Resolute Desk, the great Resolute Desk, I think wearing a face mask as I greet presidents, prime ministers, dictators, kings, queens, I don’t know. Somehow, I don’t see it for myself. I just don’t.”
“Maybe I’ll change my mind,” Trump added.