“We are just asking that President Trump comply with the law of our state, just as we would make the same request of anyone else in those plants,” Dana Nessel, a Democrat, told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on “New Day” Thursday.
The President plans to tour and deliver remarks at the Ford plant in Ypsilanti, which has been repurposed to produce ventilators and personal protective equipment.
On Thursday, Nessel warned that if Trump “fails to wear a mask, he’s going to be asked not to return to any unclosed facilities inside our state.”
“We’re asking if President Trump doesn’t care about his own health, doesn’t care about the health and the safety of people who work in those facilities, at least care about the economic situation of, you know, costing these facilities so much money by having to close down and disinfect the plant after he leaves,” Nessel told CNN.
On Tuesday, Ford said it had shared its safety policies with the White House — including that everyone wear a mask “in all facilities, at all times” — but added that “the White House has its own safety and testing policies in place and will make its own determination.”
Asked Tuesday if he would wear a mask on his visit, Trump said, “I don’t know. I haven’t even thought of it.”
“It depends. In certain areas I would, in certain areas I don’t. But I will certainly look at it,” he added.
CNN’s Kevin Liptak contributed to this report.