Schumer Asks Trump To Invoke Act For Emergency Medical Equipment; Trump Immediately Orders It Done

March 22, 2020   |   by James G. Dalton

President Trump has ordered his administration to immediately prepare to invoke the Defense Production act to “get ventilators and other important medical equipment to those who need it,” after Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) asked the president by phone to do so.

“POTUS told Schumer he would, and then POTUS yelled to someone in his office to do it now,” a Schumer spokesman told Politico.

Trump later described the conversation with Schumer as “extremely good” at today’s daily press briefing of the White House coronavirus task force.

I had a very good telephone conversation, extremely good, with Sen. Schumer a little while ago,” the president said. “We were working on various elements of the deal, and the Democrats are very much wanting something to happen, and the Republicans likewise are very much wanting something to happen. And I think it will.”

Trump also says he spoke “at length” with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) – reporting that there exists a “tremendous spirint to get something done,” according to the report.

“So we’ll see what happens,” Trump said, “but my conversation was very good with Senator Schumer.”

via zerohedge

Recent Comments

  1. Michaela Ufkes

    March 22, 2020 @ 12:34 pm

    It’s a good thing to read that Dems and Reps are working together. I see a glimmer of hope here.
    Thank you for the information.

    • Sima M Schwartz

      March 22, 2020 @ 3:12 pm

      I agree with Michaela!

    • Aaba

      March 22, 2020 @ 10:33 pm

      How long do you think that will last? Should ALWAYS work together!

  2. Dawn

    March 22, 2020 @ 1:10 pm

    The media and people that are blaming Trump for lack of medical supplies are totally full of shit. Blame the hospitals, and the pharmaceutical companies. They should have policies and procedures in place for emergency situations. Especially after 9/11.

    • DTJR

      March 22, 2020 @ 3:59 pm

      The federal government should also have policies and procedures in place … Oh that’s right, they did and then the Trump administration gutted the White House pandemic office and program……ooooops!

      • Kerry Hansen

        March 22, 2020 @ 4:56 pm

        Bull, peddle your crap elsewhere

      • willi

        March 23, 2020 @ 12:41 am

        Typical lib always a little short on facts.

  3. Bob

    March 22, 2020 @ 1:45 pm

    Yes this is a good thing and seriously it should have been this way since Trump was inaugurated ,only if Obama and Hillary Clinton butted out b/c as we know they have cause ALL the hatred and the democrats for some reason followed their orders
    to start all the dirty investigations etc against Trump turning lots of democrats and the citizens against him ,That as we know was all Clinton and Obama.I believe this virus is the cause of Clinton and Obama telling China to hold off on the seriousness of it for political reasons,remember life has NO value to Obama and Clinton as long as they get what they want.It’s been a horrible three years for Trump and the American citizens emotionally ,Thank God President Trump is strong and a tenacious man.That’s why he needs to win this years, Biden will destroy us financially emotionally and as a Country,

  4. pamela mccarthy

    March 22, 2020 @ 2:15 pm

    thats good but it wont last after this crisis is over they will be attacking president trump again

    • Betty R.

      March 22, 2020 @ 2:40 pm

      Pamela, let’s think positive. You get what you expect to get.

    • Charlie Kadlec

      March 22, 2020 @ 2:54 pm

      Pamela, your probably right, let’s be happy the Dems aren’t being Assholes at this time , bet their holding their noses and crossing fingers behind their backs though. We know they have to get back to hate when this bug is squished. I don’t think they have a choice given their idiotic plans to fool the masses.

      • Kerry Hansen

        March 22, 2020 @ 5:01 pm

        The only reason MOST dems aren’t being assholes is that during these tragic times people WILL remember what they did!

    • Edward Smail

      March 23, 2020 @ 5:11 am

      Vote Trump 2020 he has done a better job then the last 4 Presidents.

  5. MMcLaugh

    March 22, 2020 @ 2:16 pm

    Schumer can shed is skin, but a snake is still a snake.

    • Tresa

      March 26, 2020 @ 3:14 pm

      Very true. Trump is canny. He knows the score with Schumer. Schumer/Pelosi showed their slimness 2 the public when they tried 2 force the new green deal into the virus bill. We reacted extremely angrily. Those 2 proved they don’t give a damn abt us.

  6. beckmaster

    March 22, 2020 @ 2:22 pm

    I agree with Dawn. The plan for medical supplies, respirators etc should have been in place long before now. We have to have a Pandemic before anyone wakes up. I bet this getting caught with your pants down doesn’t happen again as long as Trump is in office. No President has accomplished what he has . He inherited a health system that was broken

    • Beckmaster

      March 22, 2020 @ 2:27 pm

      Ps Biden couldn’t run a lemonade stand. He is in the first stages of Dementia. Why would his wife allow the Democratic Party to put him through this. She must be desperate to live in the White House. Shame on her!

  7. Marge

    March 22, 2020 @ 2:53 pm

    Can’t wait to hear that back stabbing ingrate Schumer, express appreciation for the President’s rapid response to his Coronavirus concerns.

  8. Christine R. Lopez

    March 22, 2020 @ 3:41 pm

    They are trying to sink him and us financially thru this “crisis”. Pray he sees it for what it is. Did we need this wake up call? Yes! Cuz the money mongering big pharma and the medical bigwigs need the bucks to get them out of the lawsuits connected with the opioid crisis…money is NOT going to solve this…We need to return to our old American values and beliefs, support/uplift one another and our leadership…SET ASIDE OUR DIFFERENCES, political and otherwise…PRAY and PRESERVE OUR CIVIL RIGHTS…the SANCTITY OF LIFE…and REMEMBER…ALL LIVES MATTER! We are our brother’s keeper! Nuff said. My opinion, and not necessarily that of management…

  9. Kerry Hansen

    March 22, 2020 @ 5:17 pm

    Life’s little lessons. I can remember 25-30 years ago when there was a particularly heavy snow fall and hearing on the news a person interviewed saying she didn’t know what she would do because she couldn’t get out to the store for food. My folks had, as I have always had a “walk in fruit room” where I keep food supplies and other stuff that I am fine for months without having to go to the store. No fresh milk, but the powdered stuff. Toilet tissue and paper towels as well. No last minute runs to the store to stock up on TP, which has, with so many doing it, caused the shortage and in some cases price gouging. What I would like to see the government and states passing a Bill to punish gougers and the likes as well as those who for example were quarantined then leave still infected and infecting others like right at the first a “Medical Student” did.

  10. Tom

    March 22, 2020 @ 7:26 pm

    First, China could have reduced 95% of the Corona cases world wide if they would have disclosed the outbreak in November.
    The mainstream media and Dems pushing China’s false narrative is damaging America and ever American citizen. It’s disgusting!!

    Second even more disgusting is the Dems that have said “this pandemic is a dream come true” as it kills many Americans and destroys our economy as well as causes misery and hardship on almost every American! This proves there is no hardship, death rate, lies, massive suffering or dark agenda the Dems wouldn’t wish on the American people and use to regain power.

  11. Cher

    March 22, 2020 @ 7:35 pm

    DTJR. Get your facts straight Trump did not gut anything. It is still there and fully functional. Dont believe everything you hear! Read the article by Tim Morrison. He explains what was done.
    God you dems are so pathetic. Use your brains, not your ears.

    • Juan

      March 22, 2020 @ 11:49 pm


  12. Jeff

    March 23, 2020 @ 1:29 am

    We already had SARS, swine flu, etc., you would think we already had these items stock piled.

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