Trump blasts GM, Ford over ventilators

Trump blasts GM, Ford over ventilators

President Trump slammed GM and Ford on Friday, calling on the automakers to quickly build badly needed ventilators for COVID-19 patients, while suggesting he might invoke the Defense Production Act. ’General Motors MUST immediately open their stupidly abandoned Lordstown plant’, Trump tweeted, adding that the company has gone back on a promise to deliver 40000 ventilators.

TehChuckles 1 months

oh no... another tweet, the world will surely burn this time.

Dave 1 months

Surely any company with the capacity to manufacture ventilators should be jumping at this free PR. "You know, Ford saved my life and the lives of thousands of Americans, they got a lifelong customer in me."

Fin 1 months

Basically if u don't help we in the public won't buy ur trucks n cars when this passes

Takoda Ackerley
Takoda Ackerley 1 months

Making ventilators is very different from making cars. If they have the ability to change there production methods, it would take a while, as you have to be careful, a bunch of faulty ventilators could kill hundreds, if not thousands.

Skeptic 1 months

I don't think the problem is that GM/Ford are unwilling but that they are unable. Senior people at the company probably volunteered before checking with technical people. Tesla is working with Medtronic and seems to be (claims to be) making progress.

Carol 1 months

In Trump world it's "everybody else's fault, but his!! He's an idiot!

Dave 1 months

Good, they should be delivering what they promised without needing to be publically called out.

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 1 months

You're just not worth saving.

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