PPE factory rejects Trump’s scheduled visit, says he’ll ‘jeopardize’ worker safety

President Trump had planned to visit a Pennsylvania factory where protective equipment is produced this Friday for a photo op, but factory officials nixed the idea, saying Trump’s presence could create a safety hazard.

“White House officials pressed to hold an event at the Braskem factory, initially scheduled for last Friday,” the Washington Post reports. “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 continues.

A group of the factory’s workers made headlines for living inside the facility for 28 days to ensure they could carry on their work virus-free.

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