President Donald Trump fired off a late Thursday tweet blasting Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel (D), who called him a “petulant child who refuses to follow the rules” for refusing to wear a mask during a visit to a Ford plant in the state.
Trump responded by suggesting Nessel “was taking out her anger and stupidity” on Ford.
“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!” Trump tweeted late Thursday evening.
Nessel responded to Trump’s Twitter attacks late Thursday by saying Trump has a problem with the Democratic women that run the state of Michigan.
“Seems like you have a problem with all 3 women who run MI—as well as your ability to tell the truth,” she tweeted. “The auto industry has been thriving for years [because] of our incredible auto workers & companies.”
Check the Twitter exchange below:
Hi! 👋After struggling with our Gov & SOS, impressed you know my name. Seems like you have a problem with all 3 women who run MI-as well as your ability to tell the truth. The auto industry has been thriving for years bc of our incredible auto workers & companies. #UnionStrong https://t.co/qKDINknn2O
— Dana Nessel (@dananessel) May 22, 2020
Trump has avoided wearing a mask on camera, even as public health officials in his task force have encouraged Americans to wear them when physical distancing is not possible. Democrats have criticized him for doing so, saying that he could help normalize the use of wearing protective gear to the public.