US President Donald Trump was given a mask mounted on a plaque at a mask factory in Phoenix on Tuesday, after not wearing one during a tour of the facility.
Trump didn't wear a mask during his tour round the Honeywell factory, which has been producing N95 masks to help with the government's response to the pandemic, despite a sign in the facility reportedly saying that everyone was required to do... Еще so.
Honeywell employees, both working on the production line and during the press conference, were wearing masks.
«Moments ago we saw the brand-new production lines where you're making high-quality N95 respirators and they are made to perfection, there's no bad masks, like various countries have been sent some very bad masks from other places. There's nothing like that at Honeywell,» said Trump.
Other senior officials on the tour with Trump also did not wear masks, with a White House official reportedly stating that the company had said that the president and other visitors were not required to do so.
Trump also attacked China and the World Health Organization (WHO), as has been common in his recent press conferences, in his speech.
«She's [Senator Martha McSally] fighting to uncover the full truth about the China situation and how the World Health Organisation handled the outbreak and what happened. There must be transparency and accountability,» stated Trump.
The US has been the worst-hit nation by the coronavirus pandemic, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has soared past 1,200,000, with 72,044 people dying with the virus.