President Donald Trump toured a medical equipment distribution center in Allentown, Pennslyvania on Thursday.
The Owens & Minor Inc. facility has sent personal protective equipment (PPE) including N95 masks, gloves, and surgical gowns around the country.
But during his visit, he did not wear a mask – although other individuals who also toured the factory did.
President Trump tours the Owens & Minor distribution center in Pennsylvania sans mask. pic.twitter.com/S1hovVMAfv— The Hill (@thehill) May 14, 2020
Last week, Trump toured a mask-making factory in Arizona where he also decided to skip wearing a mask. That decision drew criticism from some who suggested he should lead by example by wearing a mask.
Trump’s decision to not wear a mask comes as members of the White House staff have tested positive for the coronavirus. Additionally, Vice President Mike Pence said he would distance himself from the president over coronavirus concerns.
The White House has noted that Trump and Pence are tested daily for the virus and have tested negative so far.
“That’s not even something that we’re addressing,” she told reporters on Thursday. “We’re keeping the president healthy. We’re keeping the vice president healthy, and, you know, they’re healthy.”