As the American people begin to emerge from lockdown, they are doing so with a number of different face coverings meant to provide protection against the spread of COVID-19.
These masks have but one purpose: To prevent an unwitting coronavirus carrier from passing the nasty virus along to someone else. Of course, seeing as the demand for such personal protective equipment has increased dramatically over the course of the last few months, there has been an increased focus on the companies who make them.
President Trump visited just such a factory this week, and was treated to an ugly political stunt in the process.
As President Trump toured an N95 mask manufacturing plant in Phoenix on Tuesday, his visit through the facility was accompanied by a head-scratching musical soundtrack: the Paul McCartney-penned “Live and Let Die,” as performed by Guns ‘N Roses.
The president and his entourage were touring a Honeywell factory that produces the masks, worn by medical workers to protect them from breathing in the deadly COVID-19 virus. Standing next to a green bin filled with hundreds of masks, a notably un-face-masked Trump watched an employee work as the music segued from the Animals’ “House of the Rising Sun” into the song McCartney wrote and recorded for the James Bond film of the same name.
The moment was completely surreal.
"Live and Let Die." That's the song that Trump had pumped into the mask factory during his visit. Seriously. Like, seriously.pic.twitter.com/zidsZhfxmu
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) May 6, 2020
Guns ‘N Roses singer Axl Rose has been an outspoken critic of President Trump, but hadn’t yet commented on this incident as of this writing.
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