President Trump Visits Ford Rawsonville Plant, Declares Auto Industry ‘Open For Business’

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Word got out earlier this week that President Trump would be visiting the Ford Rawsonville Manufacturing Plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan on Thursday as part of his “thank the workers making personal protective equipment” tour. Ford employees at the plant have been assembling ventilators as part of a project with GE Healthcare for some time now.

The POTUS had a lot to say about the state of the automotive industry as companies like Ford work to return to normal amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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“The beating heart of the American auto industry is back open for business,” Trump said after his visit. “The global pandemic has proven once and for all that to be a strong nation, America must be a manufacturing nation.”

President Trump also made it a point to praise Ford for their efforts in designing and producing various much-needed PPE from scratch, a process that went from conception to delivery in less than 40 days. “One month ago, Ford had never built a single ventilator, and now you’re the leader of the world. That’s not bad,” Trump said.

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One of the big questions about the visit is whether or not President Trump would wear a mask – something Ford’s new safety protocols require of everyone stepping foot in its plants.

The answer to that question still wasn’t clear after Trump’s visit was over. President Trump didn’t wear a mask while speaking to the media and Ford employees, but he said he was wearing one while touring the plant. Ford later confirmed this in a statement.

“I had one on before. I wore one in the back area. I didn’t want to give the press the pleasure of seeing it,” Trump said.

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Meanwhile, Ford has faced a couple of bumps in the road as workers at its Chicago Assembly Plant and Dearborn Truck Plant have tested positive for COVID-19. The automaker was able to detect the cases early, however, and clean their work areas, resulting in a roughly 24 hour shutdown at those facilities.

We’ll have more on developments at Ford’s production facilities as it happens, so be sure to subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford-related COVID-19 news and ongoing Ford news coverage.

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Written by Brett Foote

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Trump the Cowardly Clown is the reason we have to wear the mask in a place of business, at work, and to stay at home. Had he took this matter Seriously instead of calling it a Hoax none of Us would be wearing a mask. We have to wear one he can too, what I know for sure he’s not better than me period. He KILLED 96000 people so far who did nothing wrong

    • He never called it a hoax and most legit fact checkers debunked that weeks ago. Quit reading bumper stickers and MSNBC/CNN tickers and catch up.

      • He did call it a Hoax, it’s on tape the words came out of his own dirty mouth. So you need to do your research be for defending him like he’s one of your kids

        • He actually didn’t. Listen to what he said rather than putting it in your own context. he didn’t say “This virus is a hoax.” That’s a fact-you know, those pesky things you liberals are scared of…

      • He better than your Momma , your parents should have taught you better, Mines did. He’s put kids in cages and killing them on the border, you should be in one of those cages since you think he’s so great, then you will change your thinking. No one is better Me, feel free to make your comment Just remember you or Trump don’t have the right to call anyone names or be disrespectful…

    • Don’t worry much about him. He may get sick and either survive or die, but either way, he will not get re-elected. Just wait for six more months.

      • Boy are you about to re-scream and cry at the sky in 6 months. For crying out loud, Sniffing-Groping Joe is the best you got.

  2. Hey left wing liberal nut job, maybe have some facts to help your comments have an ounce of truth. China new about the virus in November 2019. The only people to blame here are the Communist Chinese Government officials who “disappeared” the Doctor who sounded the alarm in November. If China had locked down immediately the rest of the world would be fine. Trump closed all travel from China to the USA and all your liberal hack friends called him a racist! Even your leader creepy uncle Joe had to walk back his comments about Trump. The amount of death associated to Covid 19 is still a fraction of the deaths from smoking every year and no one says anything about smoking.More people die every day from the flu, live with it and move on, the sky isnt falling.

  3. Actually he’s set to win by landslide this time. I can’t wait to see the face of the liberal nut case party when it happens.

  4. Trump is Disrespectful to all branches of the military and any race other than his own. When his father had to pay to keep him from serving this country, because he didn’t want to go. That’s why I call him a Coward. The way he conduct himself on TV is nothing less than a Circus, that why I call him a Clown there’s nothing Presidential about it

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