President TrumpDonald John TrumpChina’s top medical adviser warns country is vulnerable to second wave of COVID-19 infections Romney denounces multiple IG firings as ‘threat to accountable democracy’ MLB predicts billions in losses upon return to baseball season: AP MORE will head to Michigan for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began on Thursday where he will tour a Ford plant currently producing ventilators for hospitals.
White House spokesman Judd Deere made the announcement on Twitter Sunday evening, linking to Crain’s Detroit Business, which first reported the news.
— Judd Deere (@JuddPDeere45) May 18, 2020
The president said in late April that he was resuming his travel around the country after spending most of the month sequestered in the White House due to coronavirus concerns. He previously traveled to Arizona where he visited a facility manufacturing surgical face masks.
“The White House asked to visit Ford’s Rawsonville plant in Ypsilanti, Mich., as part of the president’s tour to thank businesses producing PPE and important medical equipment,” Ford said in a statement to Crain’s. “We’re proud to assemble more vehicles in the U.S. than any other automaker and welcome Thursday’s visit as part of Ford’s longstanding history of hosting sitting presidents and senior government leaders.”
Trump has also announced plans to visit Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota to view the fireworks celebration on July 3.