Michigan’s Attorney General, Dana Nessel ratchet up an online feud with President Trump, calling him “a petulant child who refuses to follow the rules.”
Nessel’s comments come after the president was photographed not wearing a mask while on a public visit to a Ford manufacturing plant in the state on Thursday.
Before his visit, Nessel had sent Trump an open letter, in which she warned him that he had a “legal responsibility” to take precautions to prevent further spread of the virus.
Trump responded with a series of tweets, in which he called Nessel the “Wacky Do Nothing Attorney General of Michigan.”
Nessel also sent a warning to Ford for allowing the president not to wear a mask in front of cameras, telling CNN that she will “have a very serious conversation” with the company.
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Michigan’s Attorney General, Dana Nessel called President Trump “a petulant child who refuses to follow the rules” after he would not publicly wear a mask during a tour of a Ford factory despite being asked to do so.
The comment came after Trump was seen publicly without a mask during a Ford factory tour in the state on Thursday, disobeying executive orders put in place by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer that require anyone to wear a facial covering when in an enclosed space.
Nessel told CNN on Friday that the president is like “a petulant child who refuses to follow the rules.”
“I was infuriated and exasperated, because I know that for every person who goes into a place of business where they’re told to wear a mask, and they see the president not wearing one, their reaction is going to be, ‘The president of the United States doesn’t have to wear one. Why should I?'” she said. “This isn’t funny, these are people’s lives.”
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 22, 2020
But Nessel fired back, tweeting that she was “impressed” he even knew her name — a reference to Trump having previously called Gov. Whitmer as “that woman from Michigan.”
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