Trump’s Phoenix trip will be his first outing in weeks, as he aims to ‘move around’ more

Posted at 9:54 AM, May 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-04 12:56:23-04

President Donald Trump will visit Phoenix on May 5 to tour a Honeywell facility that was revamped last month to make N95 masks, his first trip away from the Washington area in more than a month.

Trump disclosed the trip April 28 during a White House meeting on reopening the U.S. in the face of Covid-19, naming Honeywell as one of several manufacturers that have “stepped up like nobody has ever seen before” and shifted to make medical equipment.

“These companies – General Motors and … Ford in another way and GE,” he said, according to a transcript of the meeting. “So many companies – Honeywell – they’ve stepped up.”

No details have been released on Tuesday’s planned visit, except that Trump will tour the plant “to highlight critical medical equipment production and the addition of 500 manufacturing jobs in the state,” according to a tweet from White House Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere.

Read more from the Phoenix Business Journal.