President Donald Trump, in a series of tweets Friday morning, appeared to signal that he would invoke the Defense Production Act to force General Motors and Ford to mass-produce ventilators after deals with the automotive companies went sour.
In the first tweet, Trump slammed GM for allegedly misleading the federal government about tens of thousands of ventilators they previously said they would produce in short order.
“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,'” the president tweeted in reference to the company’s CEO Mary Barra. In a later tweet (shown below), Trump would clarify that “Invoke ‘P’ means Defense Production Act! President Trump tweet-demands that GM and Ford ‘START MAKING VENTILATORS, NOW!’
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