Ford, General Motors and Tesla are being given the go ahead to make ventilators and other metal products, FAST! @fema Go for it auto execs, lets see how good you are? @RepMarkMeadows @GOPLeader @senatemajldr— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 22, 2020
Does he think they need permission? Does he not understand the powers of the Defense Production Act?
Rhetorical questions, obviously.
Working very well with States and our Nation’s Governors. #TEAMWORK— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 22, 2020
Not according to them, you aren't.
I’m calling on the Federal Government to nationalize the medical supply chain.— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) March 22, 2020
The Federal Government should immediately use the Defense Production Act to order companies to make gowns, masks and gloves.
Currently, states are competing against other states for supplies.
Cuomo calls for Trump to "cut the red tape" and "cut to the chase," and have Army, FEMA working now.— Herb Scribner (@HerbScribner) March 22, 2020
NYC MAYOR de BLASIO: "It's only getting worse, and in fact April and May are going to be a lot worse ... I can't be blunt enough: If the president doesn't act, people will die would could have lived otherwise ... we can't get action from POTUS." pic.twitter.com/ePZg9GtR9W— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 22, 2020
CHINESE VIRUS FACT CHECK pic.twitter.com/qJugCylvE2— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 22, 2020
See what he did there? When in doubt, give it a racist nickname and pwn the libs! Sorry, "fetch" is not gonna happen.
"We have an economic inferno coming at us," Bannon says on FoxNews.
"One of the things I've learned from President Trump--he calls me his best student--is that he is about getting it done yesterday. And if you want to get it done yesterday, drop the hammer today on the virus." pic.twitter.com/JFDx0HADcq
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) March 22, 2020
Who is this idiot, and what color is the sky on his planet?
It boggles the mind. https://t.co/YMa900w16E— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) March 22, 2020
OOOH! OOOH! I KNOW! I KNOW!!!!
He has no idea how, and no one competent left in government who can tell him; or just do it, in spite of him.
It’s really bad having a president who’s a pathological liar during a crisis involving life and death. https://t.co/W43LGxBGBG— George Conway (@gtconway3d) March 22, 2020
No, mostly it's happening because 3M is profiteering over masks it has sole production of, and raking in big bucks from desperate hospitals. It was described to the FEMA head on MTP this morning, and his response was: "If you can find it on the open market, buy it!" I'm not kidding.Worth noting that the line from the administration seems to be that the threat of the DPA has spurred companies into action.— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) March 22, 2020
That doesn't change the fact that Trump said he had begun using it, though.https://t.co/UUaBabgrfS
He was so uninformed and unable to inform it was clear Trump attracts the most useless toadies imaginable.CHUCK TODD: Are you confident you have the ventilators and N95 masks that this country is gonna need in the next 6 weeks?— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 22, 2020
FEMA ADMINISTRATOR GAYNOR: "Will we ever have enough? I'm not sure." pic.twitter.com/V1M6CxN3wL
Trump is doing to the country what he did to his six failed businesses.
Good to know he's keeping busy, huh?I don't even have this much time and I'm completely homebound and just managing my own life. https://t.co/WA31ZwRamI— Jennifer Hayden (@Scout_Finch) March 22, 2020