‘Bill Gates Wants Us to Get It’: The Deranged Scene at Trump’s Ford Factory Tour squib

Leah Millis/Reuters

YPSILANTI, MI—There may have only been a few hundred MAGA faithful gathered Thursday afternoon for Donald Trump’s latest visit to a factory churning out essential gear for the fight against COVID-19, but the right-wing carnival energy essential to his bygone arena rallies was in full effect.

So was the bizarro circus over the president of the United States’ distaste for protective masks.  

Loud country music blared from a pickup truck. A supporter waved a flag portraying Trump as a muscle-bound GI Joe with a machine gun. Another held a sign portraying Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer—who has emerged as a bête noire on the right for her aggressive efforts to rein in the coronavirus outbreak—with a Hitler mustache. 

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