Trump Didn’t Wear Mask at Maine Factory, Everything Manufactured That Day Will be Thrown Out
The governor of the state didn’t really want him there. Susan Collins spokesperson announced that the Republican senator wouldn’t be there to meet with him. Still, President Donald Trump decided to do a photo op at a Maine factory that was manufacturing coronavirus testing swabs.
As he’s done time and time again, Trump refused to wear a mask while touring the facility. According to USA Today, the swabs made during the President’s maskless visit will now need to be thrown away.
Ironically, the President was appearing at the factory to tout the increase in testing production. Trump picked up one of the swabs and put it close to his nose. He told reporters, “I shouldn’t tell you this, but I use it every other day.”
Because @realDonaldTrump wore no mask, no protective gear and put one of their products near his nose, the Maine swab manufacturer that Trump visited today, must throw out all product manufactured during his visit.https://t.co/5Z5RsJl14M
— Rosalind Garcia (@GarciaRosalind) June 6, 2020
Virginia Templett from Puritan Medical Products told USA Today, “The running of the factory machines is very limited today and will only occur when the president is touring the facility floor. Swabs produced during that time will be discarded.”
During the tour, the President also took a shot at the state’s Democratic governor Janet Mills. “Might as well say it while i’m up here: You better get the state open, governor. You have a lot of angry people in Maine.”
"Might as well say it while i’m up here: You better get the state open, governor," Trump says of Gov. Janet Mills, a Democrat, while speaking at a medical swab company in Maine. "You have a lot of angry people in Maine."
— Katie Rogers (@katierogers) June 5, 2020
An April poll showed that Maine citizens trusted their state government significantly more than the federal government. The survey also found that Mills had a 60% approval rating in the state.