President Trump has been outspoken about his feelings on wearing masks, often following up his own experts' advice that the public wear face coverings with a reminder that the masks are optional. Even as his entire staff dons masks in the West Wing, Trump has been loath to the public seeing him wear one. Reports have stated Trump sees masks as a sign of weakness. At a Michigan Ford plant, Trump was photographed wearing a mask in a back area. He then removed it before facing reporters.