GM’s 6000 overpriced ventilators by late-April won’t cut it, so Trump just ordered General Motors to immediately open an abandoned plant and make more…
Editor’s Note: This news was reported before the press release of Trump actually formally ordering GM to re-open the plant.
(Silver Doctors Editors) There has been much talk about ventilators over the last several days.
Indeed, in an emotional lashing-out at the Federal Government in general, and FEMA specifically, here’s what Governor Cuomo of New York had to say about ventilators three days ago (video will auto-play from the correct time-stamp):
During yesterday’s press conference, the Governor stopped short of saying they’ll just start taking people off of ventilators, implying that the elderly, once needing to be attached to ventilators, have less of a chance of ever coming off of the ventilators if used for more than a few weeks time.
Needless to say, the topic of ventilators has been a very hot topic in the United States.
So has the Defense Production Act, which Trump constantly reminds the press that invoking the act gives him great powers at the stroke of a pen, as Trump said during Thursday’s press conference.
Well, no pen is even needed when you conduct official US Government business on a personal Twitter account, as President Trump just gave the order to GM.
As usual with “this” General Motors, things just never seem to work out. They said they were going to give us 40,000 much needed Ventilators, “very quickly”. Now they are saying it will only be 6000, in late April, and they want top dollar. Always a mess with Mary B. Invoke “P”.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 27, 2020
General Motors MUST immediately open their stupidly abandoned Lordstown plant in Ohio, or some other plant, and START MAKING VENTILATORS, NOW!!!!!! FORD, GET GOING ON VENTILATORS, FAST!!!!!! @GeneralMotors @Ford— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 27, 2020
Invoke “P” means Defense Production Act!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 27, 2020
The President will be discussing the hard numbers later on today:
We have just purchased many Ventilators from some wonderful companies. Names and numbers will be announced later today!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 27, 2020
In fact, the Coronavirus Task Force is scheduled to hold its Friday news briefing today at 5:00 p.m. EST (watch it via the embedded video below):
The daily news briefings start notoriously late, however.