U.S. President Donald Trump briefly wore a face mask during his visit to the Ford auto plant in Michigan on Thursday — and he didn’t want to be seen doing so.
President Donald Trump said Thursday he’d finally overcome his aversion to wearing masks against the coronavirus — yet he didn’t want be photographed.
“I had one on before. I wore one in this back area but I didn’t want to give the press the pleasure of seeing it,” he told reporters.
Almost everyone at the Ford factory was wearing a face covering, in line with company policy and government recommendations on curtailing the highly contagious virus.
Trump has said he doesn’t need to wear a mask because he gets tested daily for the coronavirus.
Meanwhile, Trump’s critics were quick to share the photos of him in a mask, spreading the images across Twitter to spite the president.
There were others who offered some positive reviews of Trump’s masked look.
“Can I just say that I love the mask,” one woman tweeted. “Please can we see more of this type of leadership. Mr. Trump you look so … handsome.”