Trump Considering ‘Special Powers’ to Combat Coronavirus

February 29, 2020   |   by James G. Dalton

President Trump is reportedly considering invoking “special powers” in order to combat the coronavirus situation at a faster pace.

According to The Daily Wire:

President Donald Trump is reportedly considering invoking special powers through a law that would allow the United States to rapidly and aggressively beef up its domestic manufacturing capabilities to combat the coronavirus.

The Defense Production Act, which was “passed by Congress in 1950 at the outset of the Korean War, would mark an escalation of the administration’s response to the outbreak. The virus first surfaced in China and has since spread to other countries including the United States,” Reuters reported. “The law grants the president the power to expand industrial production of key materials or products for national security and other reasons.”

The report noted that White House officials and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) were considering using the law to rapidly produce protective gear in preparation of a possible outbreak in the U.S.

“Let’s say ‘Company A’ makes a multitude of respiratory masks but they spend 80% of their assembly lines on masks that painters wear and only 20% on the N95,” a White House official told Reuters on background. “We will have the ability to tell corporations, ‘No, you change your production line so it is now 80% of the N95 masks and 20% of the other.’”

Despite media reports to the contrary, the administration launched a coronavirus task force over a month ago which is being led by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and is coordinated with the National Security Council.

via trumptrainnews

Recent Comments

  1. John E Tissot

    February 29, 2020 @ 3:15 pm

    I trust my PRESIDENT, that seems like a reasonable way to go. My priority is to protect ALL OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

  2. Tony E. Byrum

    February 29, 2020 @ 3:16 pm

    DO IT NOW.

    • Vinny

      March 1, 2020 @ 11:10 pm

      Absolutely we should have done this weeks ago, we also need to stop bringing food and pharmaceuticals from China and other countries that do not have our best interest at Hodge..
      This is a great opportunity for AMERICA to KICK START OUR MANUFACTURING HERE IN AMERICA…
      We must make it mandatory for American corporations to manufacture their products 40 American people in America….
      We must stop depending on these COUNTRIES THAT HATE US, TIME TO WAKE UP AMERICA….

  3. Florenda

    February 29, 2020 @ 3:38 pm

    Agreed! Our President Mr Donald J Trump
    Is making America Great Again and Making America Safe Again!🙏❤️👏

    • Harold

      February 29, 2020 @ 4:15 pm

      As usual our President is doing all he can do to protect the American people. God bless President Trump!!

  4. Beverly Vanderpool

    February 29, 2020 @ 4:05 pm

    I have an abundance of faith in our President. People who talk disparagingly about him come across looking like fools. We the people need to know that he has our back. And he does!!!

  5. PlumHunter

    February 29, 2020 @ 4:12 pm

    Wait a minute !!!! Taking over the means of production? Isn’t that communism? Oh No!!! Don’t tell me!! Putin has convinced our fearless leader to join his world communist plot to take over the world?!?!? I won’t believe it until I hear it come from our great leader’s mouth. I could believe this of petulant Pence or Moscow Mitch …. But never our fearless leader!!!!!! Seig Heil !!!!!! MAGA Mannnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!

    • Hank

      February 29, 2020 @ 5:13 pm

      Well it’s February 29 so leap right in!!! The market will produce what we need as we need it. Why all the fuss over what is happening? Only politics can make this normal virus into a pandemic

    • SeeJoseph Corson

      February 29, 2020 @ 7:21 pm

      Get a life Plum Hunter! Communism my ass! Learn some REAL history! And what is with you and the Russians! You sound more Commie with every comment you make! I’m tired of your pathetic references on the NAZIS too! Did you ever personally serve your county? You certainly don’t sound like you have! Get some HONEST respect for the “President”! I learned years ago, if you can’t same something worthwhile and intelligent then just shut up and don’t make an ass of yourself! I’m sure you think you’re clever and amusing but guess what you are not fooling anyone! Trump/Pence 2020!

  6. Stanley E. Hutt

    February 29, 2020 @ 4:26 pm

    Trump is a real LEADER. It is refreshing to have a President that will make a decision and take action for the good of the American Citizens !!!

  7. Robert Jakes

    February 29, 2020 @ 5:54 pm

    He has given up his Billionaire Life Style , turned all his personal business to his children, collects no paycheck but turns it over to the Veterans of this country. He is trying to get this country going in the right direction even though he is getting opposition every step of the way. If this is the best way to protect all American’s lets get it done. Lets not wait till it is to late like in past lets get ahead of this virus. Political politeness has gone to far , make decision and move on.

    Thank You President Trump for Making Our Country Great Again

  8. Reed Castle

    February 29, 2020 @ 6:21 pm

    I totally agree with all but those against our President Trump , from day one Donald Trump has been there for the people of America ,trying to make it great again and so as for all you poor pathetic losers that just can’t stand behind him leave America to live in China .

  9. Mr James H

    February 29, 2020 @ 7:26 pm

    God Bless America and our President Donald Trump and I feel he is doing the right thing!!! We must all keep our Faith in our LORD Jesus the Christ and know that God is in control of everything !!! This could be a message to the world to get with our Creator God the Father of Heaven and Earth, Children of the World Follow Me (God) or I will start my last Book in The Holy Bible Revelations the times of the End times of this World as we know it!!! My Friends Brothers & Sisters I am personally ready to go to Jesus and face my Judgement to lay my Crown at his feet to confess my life of sin!!! The Question here are you? Forget your Earthly possessions because they are that of this Earth you can take nothing with you when you pass from this life but your Soul just as you came into to this World with nothing you will leave this World with nothing but your Soul, I am ready to Go to HEAVEN and ETERNIAL LIFE and meet Jesus face to face. Amen. A true Believer in God, the Son Jesus, & the Holy Spirit James Mattingly.

  10. Ezra

    March 3, 2020 @ 1:44 am

    Pelosi had bollitos the size of Schiff when she accused President Trump of saying that the COVID-19 virus is just a hoax… He never actually said that and when she was called out by the media to prove it she stammered and stumbled like she was drunk. (Was it just a joke Nancy? Or were you confused by the President taking this so seriously that he has pulled the Vice President off his many serious duties to head up the task force and use Presidential Powers to attack the problem, set up quarantines and assign a task force?)
    Or is this another example of do or say any lie to discredit the first president to get our country back on track and strong in many decades? (Or is it time for a mental exam for the majority leader who has lost complete control of her party?)

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