A Pennsylvania factory where protective equipment is produced decided not to take any risks after it canceled a scheduled photo op with Donald Trump due to the COVID-19 outbreak at the White House.
According to the Washington Post, the factory sees Trump as a safety hazard and did not want to risk getting their employees sick.
“White House officials pressed to hold an event at the Braskem factory, initially scheduled for last Friday,” the Post reported. “But after extensive back and forth, factory officials ultimately asked to postpone, worried that a visit from Trump could jeopardize both the safety of the workers and the plant’s ability to produce special material for masks and other medical gear, according to two people familiar with the decision and documents reviewed by The Post.”
“The White House’s efforts to set up an event at the Pennsylvania factory came as Trump and Vice President Pence have made a number of public appearances in recent weeks to showcase the administration’s work combating the health crisis — gatherings that health experts say have created heightened health risks for both them and those around them,” the report added.
The factory has already made a name for itself after a group of workers made headlines for living inside the facility for 28 days to ensure they could carry on their work virus-free.
You can read the entire Washington Post report HERE.