Live and Let Die blasts out as President Trump visits mask factory

Without wearing a face-covering himself, President Donald Trump toured a new medical mask factory in Arizona on Tuesday, taking a rare trip out of Washington to visit a state he hopes to win in the November election even as Americans avoid travel to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

As Trump toured the plant in Phoenix, his visit through was accompanied by a head-scratching musical soundtrack: the Paul McCartney-penned Live and Let Die, as performed by Guns 'N Roses.

In a tweet, Jimmy Kimmel noted: "I can think of no better metaphor for this presidency than Donald Trump not wearing a face mask to a face mask factory while the song 'Live and Let Die' blares in the background."

Needless to say, it wasn't just Kimmel confounded by the scene.

Trump was in Phoenix to visit a Honeywell International Inc factory, which is making N95 face masks for healthcare workers. The facility was rushed into service in less than five weeks because of a shortage of the protective equipment and is producing face masks for the US Department of Health and Human Services.

The president wore safety goggles during the factory tour but did not wear a mask, even though production workers at the facility did and a sign was visible that read: "Attention: Face Mask Required in this Area. Thank You!"