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Michigan AG Nessel: Ford Plant May Have To Close Because Trump Visited Without Face Mask

'A real possibility' if a worker there gets sick

The Attorney General of the state of Michigan has threatened to take action against Ford Motor Co. because President Donald Trump did not wear a face mask during some of the time he spent visiting a company plant in Ypsilanti on May 21.

Michigan AG Dana Nessel called it a “real possibility” that the plant could be closed because a Ford employee was infected by Trump when he wasn't wearing a mask.

“In Michigan, that is the law,” Nessel said on CNN.

Nessel then threatened Ford Motor Co.

“I think we are going to have to have a very serious conversation with Ford in the event that they permitted the president to be in publicly enclosed places in violation of the order,” Nessel said. “They knew exactly what the order was.”

Trump responded on Twitter saying, “The Wacky Do Nothing Attorney General of Michigan, Dana Nessel, is viciously threatening Ford Motor Company for the fact that I inspected a Ventilator plant without a mask. Not their fault, & I did put on a mask. No wonder many auto companies left Michigan, until I came along!”


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