President Donald Trump Eschews Leadership Role, Flouts Michigan Mask Rule
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer talks with Rachel Maddow about her disappointment, though not surprise, that Donald Trump did not fulfill the responsibility of his leadership role to model behavior for the sake of public health and instead chose to flout the state's mask rule while touring a car factory where everyone was wearing a mask. Aired on 5/21/2020.
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IT IS GOING TO TAKE A WHILE TO COME BACK FROM THIS. THERE IS NO QUESTION. >> ON THE ISSUE OF THE EPIDEMIC PER YOUR EXECUTIVE ORDER IN THE STATE, ANYBODY WHO IS MEDICALLY ABLE TO DO SO HAS TO WEAR SOMETHING THAT COVERS THEIR FACE IN ENCLOSED SPACES. THE WHOLE COUNTRY WATCHED TODAY, THE WHOLE COUNTRY WATCHED TODAY, AS THE PRESIDENT SORT OF PERSONALLY, GLEEFULLY THROUGHOUTED THAT FLOUTED THAT WHEN HE VISITED YOUR STATE AND VISITED A PLANT AND DIDN’T WEAR A MASK AT LEAST FOR MOST OF THE VISIT AND PHOTOS DID SURFACE APPARENTLY IN OTHER PARTS OF THE PLANT WEARING A MASK BUT TALKING TO THE PRESS, HE WAS SORT OF BRAGGING ABOUT THE FACT THAT HE WASN’T DOING SO. I JUST WANTED TO ASK YOUR RESPONSE TO THAT. IT’S PUBLIC HEALTH BEHAVIOR MODELING BY THE PRESIDENT AT ONE LEVEL. BUT IT IS ALSO SPECIFICALLY FLOATING YOUR ORDER IN THE STATE. >>. WELL IT’S DISAPPOINTING, IT WASN’T SURPRISING BUT IT WAS DISAPPOINTING. I THINK THAT OUR BIG THREE HAVE JUST STARTED THE REENGAGEMENT, RIGHT? THEY ARE PHASING IN REENGAGING, AFTER WHAT HAS BEEN A STAY-AT-HOME ORDER, AND THE UAW MEMBERS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR SAFETY, NATURALLY, THEY WORKED VERY CLOSELY, THE HEAD OF THE UAW, RORY GAMBLES, WORKED VERY CLOSELY WITH THE HEAD OF THE BIG THREE, TO MAKE SURE THAT HIS MEMBERS WOULD BE SAFE WHEN THEY WENT BACK TO THE WORKPLACE. AS YOU SAW IN THE FOOTAGE, ALL OF THE FORD EXECUTIVES WORE THE MASKS. ALL OF THE EMPLOYEES WERE WEARING MASKS. ALL OF THE PRESS WERE. AND IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT ANYONE WITH A PLATFORM HAS A RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY MODEL PRECISELY WHAT WE’RE ASKING EVERYONE ELSE TO DO. THIS IS ABOUT PUBLIC HEALTH. NOT ONE PERSON’S OR ANOTHER. THIS IS ABOUT ALL OF US. AND ANYONE IN A POSITION OF