Episode from the podcastBrian Lehrer: A Daily Politics Podcast

Why Trump's Not Forcing Factories to Make Medical Supplies

Released Monday, 23rd March 2020
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President Trump invoked the Defense Production Act, which empowers the White House to order private manufacturers to produce certain goods, but has thusfar resisted using it directly, instead using it as a bargaining chip to get companies to voluntarily pivot to medical supplies like ventilators, respirator masks and other protective gear. In lieu of that, how is the federal government getting the supplies that are available to where they're needed. Plus, a federal economic stimulus has stalled in Congress, including a proposed $1,200 direct payment to each American, leaving many wondering how they'll pay April's rent as the first of the month draws nearer.

On today's show, USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page discusses how the White House and Congress are responding to the Covid-19 pandemic and its economic fallout.
An excellent argument brought by the Brian Lehrer Show; If Trump is forcing to Meat Factories to remain open during this pandemic, Why can’t he exercise a simple executive order upon Factories that provide medical supplies? This doesn’t make sense unless the motive is politically based and astoundingly, Trump couldn’t get any lower if the motive found to be true( So that he wouldn’t be held accountable while continuing to shift the blame on China) . Disgusting!
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