Trump issues order in effort to force General Motors to produce ventilators under Defense Production Act

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And president trump did issue an order today under the defense production act seeking to force General Motors to produce ventilators for corona virus patients trump said GM was wasting time and said his actions will help ensure the quick production of ventilators that will save American lives previously trump has been reluctant to use the active force businesses to contribute to the coronavirus fight and it wasn't clear what triggered his order against GM the Detroit automaker is farthest along in the effort to make more the critical breathing machines it's working with then tackle life's systems a small Seattle area ventilator mag maker to increase the company's production and re purpose the GM auto electronics plant in Kokomo Indiana to make the machines the company said today it could build ten thousand ventilators a month starting in April with the potential to make even more after trump invoked the act GM said in a statement that it has been working around the clock for more than a week with Dan tak and parts suppliers to build more ventilators the company said its commitment to build then tax ventilators has never wait wavered trump said that while the White House activated the act against General Motors it may not be

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