Michigan AG Calls Trump “A Petulant Child” For Refusing To Wear Mask

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“The president is a petulant child who refuses to follow the rules, and I have to say, this is no joke.”

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel (D) said President Donald Trump is “a petulant child who refuses to follow the rules,” after Trump decided not to wear a mask during his visit to a Ford plant on Thursday.

According to The Hill, Nessel said during a CNN appearance, “The president is a petulant child who refuses to follow the rules, and I have to say, this is no joke.”

“He is portraying the worst possible message to those who can’t afford to be on the receiving end. It’s very, very concerning,” she continued. "I think the message he's sending is the same message he sent when he took office in 2017, which is, 'I don't care about you, I don't care about your health, I don't care about your welfare, I don't care about anyone but myself.”

  • The Hill noted that Trump has not yet worn a mask on camera, despite guidance from his own public health officials have urged Americans to do so when creating physical distance is not possible.

  • Nessel reportedly urged the president to wear a mask prior to his visit, noting that “it's required of Michigan residents by order of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D).”

  • Trump responded to Nessel’s criticism late on Thursday, tweeting: "Do nothing A.G. of the Great State of Michigan, Dana Nessel, should not be taking her anger and stupidity out on Ford Motor — they might get upset with you and leave the state, like so many other companies have — until I came along and brought business back to Michigan. JOBS!”

  • The attorney general fired back with a tweet of her own, writing: “Seems like you have a problem with all 3 women who run MI—as well as your ability to tell the truth. The auto industry has been thriving for years [because] of our incredible auto workers & companies.”

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