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Defense Production Act invoked for coronavirus is 'great leverage': Trump
Trump: GM has ‘been great’ in coronavirus support since Defense Production Act
President Trump discusses GM agreeing to produce thousands of ventilators each month and how production is progressing worldwide.
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President Trump described the Defense Production Act as "great leverage" in an interview with "Fox & Friends" after blasting General Motors for its ventilator production timeline last week as coronavirus cases stress hospitals.
"They've been great since then. … They were not doing what we thought they should be doing," Trupm said of GM.
WHAT IS THE DEFENSE PRODUCTION ACT AND WHEN HAS IT BEEN USED?
Trump had faced criticism for invoking but not using the DPA.
"We don't want to be nationalizing our country," he said Monday.