Trump Invokes Defense Production Act to Require GM to Produce Ventilators

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President Donald Trump has officially invoked the Defense Production Act to require General Motors to produce ventilators as part of the ongoing national coronavirus response.

Earlier today Trump went after GM and said they must “START MAKING VENTILATORS, NOW!!!!!!” and threatened to “Invoke ‘P,’” a.k.a. the DPA.

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
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