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sirI has 30 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Education, FP, LNC, Forensics, ED, OB.

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Trump visited Ypsilanti, outside Detroit, to tour a Ford Motor Co. factory that had been repurposed to manufacture ventilators, the medical breathing machines governors begged for during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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And, again, the president did not publicly wear a face covering despite a warning from the state's top law enforcement officer that a refusal to do so might lead to a ban on his return.

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At one point, he did take a White House-branded mask from his pocket and tell reporters he had worn it elsewhere on the tour, out of public view.

All I ask is ... why?
 

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“I did not want to give the press the pleasure of seeing it," Trump said.

For a moment, he also teasingly held up a clear shield in front of his face.

Read in its entirety: Pandemic Politics: Maskless Trump Tours Michigan Ford Plant

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herring_RN specializes in Critical care, tele, Medical-Surgical.

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Donald Trump tells aides wearing a mask would 'send the wrong message' that he is concerned about health not the economy after claiming he really did wear one during mask factory tour

  •  President Trump told advisers that wearing a mask would 'send the wrong message' 
  •  The Associated Press reported Thursday that Trump is wary of faceware because he believes it would look like he's more focused on health than the economy 
  •  Aides believe Trump's ticket to re-election is revitalizing the economy after the coronavirus pandemic ends 
  •  Trump told reporters Wednesday that he briefly put on a mask at the Honeywell mask plant on Tuesday, but he only wore it 'backstage' 
  •  The AP reported that the president believes he would look ridiculous in a mask and it would be used in attack ads by his political opponents 
  •   At the same time, the Trump campaign has ordered masks to be handed out to supporters or used in donation giveaways 

https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-face-mask-fears-wearing-in-public-hurt-reelection-ap-2020-5?op=1

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nursel56 has 25+ years experience and specializes in Peds/outpatient FP,derm,allergy/private duty.

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His motivations for not wearing a mask are unworthy of a leader.  Nancy Pelosi correctly observed that it is vanity, and the various concoctions dreamed up by his aides, such as "he's worried it will send the wrong health message" are so absurd as to insult the intelligence of all of us.  

It's interesting to note that Trump himself is often honest about his self-centered reasons for doing things.  His behavior at the Ypsilanti Ford plant is a good example of that.  Rather than comply with the Michigan AG's letter, or show solidarity with the mask-wearing executives following him around, he decided basing his actions on his ongoing petty grievances with certain reporters was more important.

Granted, AG Nessel had to know her "petulant child" comment would ignite his rage.  She did prompt him to display his penchant for using the powers of his office to attack people who knock his enormous ego, though.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/05/22/trump-attacks-michigan-ag-nessel-after-mask-criticism/5242332002/ 

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I believe that Trump's increasingly transparent narcissistic drive is evidence of his dangerous decline into a psychopathic rather than sociopathic state of mind.  Even when confronted with 90k+ deaths he is self focused and without compassion or empathy.  

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Serhilda is a ADN, RN and specializes in Cardiac Telemetry.

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If he makes any action now to suggest the pandemic is as serious as it's been portrayed, how could he explain his repeated dismissal of warnings and signs of impending disaster for months? He can't. What would he say? Whoopsies, there goes the economy and thousands of lives?

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My representative, Don "Beer Virus" Young, proudly posted images of himself and scores of unmasked veterans and citizens gathering to commemorate Memorial Day. The lack of leadership is appalling and embarrassing. 

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