Featured News

Trump’s Failure Grows As He Won’t Invoke The Defense Production Act

Trump admitted that he hasn’t invoked the Defense Production Act, and he won’t because he wants private companies to profit.

Trump said during the coronavirus press briefing, “If I don’t have to use — specifically we have the act to use in case we need it, but we have so many things being made by so many, they have just stepped up. In fact, Mike Pence and I were discussing it before, we’ve never seen anything like it, they’re volunteer, like Hanes — I brought that up as an example, General Motors…They’re going to go on the open market. We want them on the open market from the standpoint of pricing…We are directing states and sometimes we’ll be competing against states, which I don’t want, and we’ll drop out of the bidding.”

Video:

To get more stories like this, subscribe to our newsletter The Daily.

We are in a time of crisis. Doctors are reusing masks. Other needed equipment is simply unavailable or unaffordable. Trump is trying to play wartime president, but he is not taking steps like the country is in a war.

The federal government must lead, facilitate, and provide. Having states and medical providers bid against each other for equipment is a recipe for disaster.

Trump is making the crisis worse by making it more difficult for those who need equipment and supplies to get them because he wants companies to make a profit.

For more discussion about this story join our Rachel Maddow and MSNBC group.

Follow Jason Easley on Facebook

Recent Posts

Rachel Maddow Explains The Vital Importance Of Trump’s Hush Money Trial

Rachel Maddow dove into Trump's corruption of the DOJ, and how that delayed the New…

35 mins ago

Stephen Colbert Nails Trump With A KKK Joke

Stephen Colbert managed to work a joke about Trump's racism and the KKK into his…

9 hours ago

This Is A Masterful Take Down Of Trump By Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart took down Trump after day one of the hush money trial with a…

9 hours ago

Rachel Maddow Blasts Buffoonish Trump For Falling Asleep In Court

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow blasted Trump and called him "buffoonish" for falling asleep during his criminal…

14 hours ago

Trump To Face Hearing For Potential Gag Order Violations Next Week

Judge Merchan has moved up the hearing for Trump's potential violations of the gag order…

18 hours ago

Tiny Crowd Shows Up To Support Trump At Trial

Although a "couple million" Trump supporters live within an hour of his trial on Monday,…

19 hours ago