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President Donald Trump raised controversy this week when he visited a Honeywell plant in Arizona manufacturing N95 masks for the COVID-19 crisis but did not wear a face mask, according to Raw Story.

However, on Wednesday Trump claimed that he wore a face mask during the tour, despite photo footage showing him without wearing one.

“I asked ⁦Donald Trump why he didn’t wear a mask at the Honeywell plant yesterday,” Reuters White House correspondent Jeff Mason wrote on Twitter. “He said he had worn one. I said we did not see him wearing one. He said he wore one backstage and the Honeywell chief said it was not necessary to wear in the plant.”

Trump had responded to questions regarding wearing a face mask before boarding Air Force 1 to fly to Phoenix.

“No, I haven’t decided because I don’t know is it a -- if it’s a mask environment, I would certainly do that. I’ll know when I get there,” the president said. “But I would wear it. If it’s a mask environment, I would have no problem,” he said.

This is not the first time that a high profile official in the Trump administration drew criticism for not wearing a face mask. Vice President Mike Pence was heavily criticized for touring the Mayo Clinic without wearing a face mask last week, when the clinic had a policy requiring mask wear. Two days after, however, Pence wore a face mask when visiting a General Motors plant in Indiana that is producing ventilators.

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