US President Donald Trump speaks during the daily coronavirus briefing at the White House on Thursday. Photo: AFPUS President Donald Trump speaks during the daily coronavirus briefing at the White House on Thursday. Photo: AFP
US President Donald Trump speaks during the daily coronavirus briefing at the White House on Thursday. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: Donald Trump forces GM to make ventilators by invoking Defence Production Act

  • US president complained car manufacturer was ‘wasting time’ and move would ensure quick production to ‘save American lives’
  • Act is designed for wartime use to commandeer private business to manufacture for defence needs
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
US President Donald Trump speaks during the daily coronavirus briefing at the White House on Thursday. Photo: AFPUS President Donald Trump speaks during the daily coronavirus briefing at the White House on Thursday. Photo: AFP
US President Donald Trump speaks during the daily coronavirus briefing at the White House on Thursday. Photo: AFP
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