Trump invoked the Defense Production Act, saying "negotiations with GM regarding its ability to supply ventilators have been productive, but our fight against the virus is too urgent to allow the give-and-take of the contracting process to continue to run its normal course." He said the action "will help ensure the quick production of ventilators that will save American lives." GM said in a statement in response to Trump it has been working with ventilator firm Ventec Life Systems and GM suppliers "around the clock for over a week to meet this urgent need" and said its commitment to Ventec's ventilators "has never wavered." The act grants the president power to expand industrial production of any key materials or products for national security and other reasons.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and other Democrats have urged him to invoke the act, but the president had been reluctant to do so until now.
💡 One News Page Knowledge: Other News Mentions
Trump suggests NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace should apologise for noose 'hoax'The US President appeared to urge NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace to apologise over an incident involving a noose found in the racecar driver's garage last month,..
Donald Trump claims 99% of coronavirus cases are 'totally harmless.' The 'long haulers' with lingering symptoms say he's wrong.Doctors and patients with COVID-19 complications are raising concerns about long-term harm, even as President Donald Trump downplays the risks.
White House Says Trump Undecided On Confederate Flag, Against "Cancel Culture"
Credit: Wochit News Duration: 00:33Published
U.S. tops 130K virus deaths; states halt reopening
Credit: Reuters Studio Duration: 02:23Published
Cuomo goes after Trump on virusNY Gov. Andrew Cuomo slammed President Donald Trump for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and for not wearing a mask in public. (July 1)
Cuomo to Trump: 'Admit you were wrong'
Credit: Reuters Studio Duration: 02:03Published
MTV Video Music Awards to be held with 'limited or no audience'
Credit: Cover Video STUDIO Duration: 00:48Published
Cuomo calls on Trump to issue order on masksNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling on President Donald Trump to issue an executive order making wearing masks mandatory nationwide. Cuomo made the comments..
Coronavirus updates: Cases surpass 10 million worldwide; viral video shows confrontation over maskless shopperCases surpass 10 million globally. Masks continue to spark debate. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo pulls sick leave for some workers. Sunday's news.
Tesla becomes richest auto group as Detroit giants see sales dropNEW YORK: Tesla engineered its latest coup Wednesday, becoming the world's richest car company while two of Detroit's old guard, General Motors and Fiat..
Newly organized softball team spreads message of racial harmony, wins after Trump tweet backlashAfter disenfranchising themselves following their old GM's tweet aimed at President Trump, the players formed "This Is Us" and returned to the field.
GM Recognizing Juneteenth
Credit: Wochit News Duration: 00:26Published
S&P jumps 3% on vaccine hopes
Credit: Reuters Studio Duration: 01:37Published
You Might Like
Related news from verified sources
Tweets about this
Related videos from verified sources