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Wed Mar 18, 2020, 06:13 PM

Describing himself as a 'wartime president,' Trump invokes the Defense Production Act to marshal pri

Source: Chicago Tribune - AP

Describing himself as a ‘wartime president,’ Trump invokes the Defense Production Act to marshal private sector against the coronavirus

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN
Associated Press |
Mar 18, 2020 | 3:58 PM
| WASHINGTON

Confronting twin health and economic crises, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he will invoke emergency powers to marshal critical medical supplies against a coronavirus pandemic threatening to overwhelm hospitals and other treatment centers. The Senate acted on the economic front, approving legislation to guarantee sick leave to workers sickened by the disease.

Trump described himself as a “wartime president" as virus cases surged and the markets fell, and he took a series of extraordinary steps to steady a battered nation, its day-to-day life fundamentally altered.

Most immediately, Trump said he would employ the Defense Production Act as needed, giving the government more power to steer production by private companies and try to overcome shortages in masks, ventilators and other supplies.



Read more: https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-defense-production-act-20200318-fhnrrrdxurg5fogqlceiwcuctm-story.html



It's a broad law. Unlimited money, resources for national defense. You and your business must comply with the law. Give them everything they want, or forfeit. The Fed will all but own major corporations, and we get $1k.

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Reply Describing himself as a 'wartime president,' Trump invokes the Defense Production Act to marshal pri (Original post)
bucolic_frolic Mar 18 OP
LymphocyteLover Mar 18 #1
C_U_L8R Mar 18 #4
LymphocyteLover Mar 18 #6
intrepidity Mar 18 #2
C_U_L8R Mar 18 #9
SergeStorms Mar 18 #35
DBoon Mar 18 #3
christx30 Mar 18 #5
bucolic_frolic Mar 18 #7
BigmanPigman Mar 18 #8
In_The_Wind Mar 18 #10
Tucker08087 Mar 18 #14
xxqqqzme Mar 18 #20
Zambero Mar 18 #11
DENVERPOPS Mar 18 #18
ArizonaLib Mar 18 #33
NotHardly Mar 18 #12
empedocles Mar 18 #13
Maeve Mar 18 #15
trof Mar 18 #16
Evolve Dammit Mar 18 #19
doc03 Mar 18 #17
keithbvadu2 Mar 18 #25
xxqqqzme Mar 18 #21
groundloop Mar 18 #22
Hekate Mar 18 #23
scarletwoman Mar 18 #30
Hekate Mar 18 #31
scarletwoman Mar 18 #32
Yeehah Mar 18 #24
Ferrets are Cool Mar 18 #26
madaboutharry Mar 18 #27
Red Mountain Mar 18 #28
Ramsey Barner Mar 18 #29
tiptonic Mar 18 #34
RussBLib Mar 18 #36
olddad65 Mar 19 #37

Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 06:14 PM

1. I mean, it seems like the right thing to do but

it's the worst possible person to give that power to... shit.

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Response to LymphocyteLover (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 06:16 PM

4. Exactly. What's the worst that can happen?

Whatever it is, Trump will do worse-er.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 06:19 PM

6. it's not like anyone will hold him accountable for anything (until November 3rd)

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 06:15 PM

2. He must be wetting himself

Probably kicking himself for not embracing it sooner

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Response to intrepidity (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 06:22 PM

9. Can't wait to see his new wartime uniform !!

Huge honking gold epaulets and an oversized commander hat... Kim Jong style.

And a big corona-tion parade. The biggest !!

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 10:35 PM

35. As The Ferret would say......

Tangerine Idi Amin.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 06:16 PM

3. I thought having bone spurs exempted his highness from military duty?

nt

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Response to DBoon (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 06:19 PM

5. This who can, do.

Those that can’t, president.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 06:20 PM

7. One guru calling this a COUP on YouTube video, posted today March 18, 2020

Gregory Mannarino is the author of The Game Is Rigged. How To Profit From The Coming Global Economic Collapse. Paperback – December 31, 2011

I found the following video best viewed at 1.25x speed, and the first 2 minutes are a bit slow to develop, but the rant is probably worth it, though it will leave you fearful. He states repeatedly that a 'coup' has taken place.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 06:21 PM

8. Why don't I trust him to do the right thing?

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 06:22 PM

10. Because he's shown he doesn't know how.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 06:34 PM

14. Can't trust him to do ANYTHING the right way.

And he’s the opposite president, following the George Constanza Theory: if he thinks it’s the right thing to do, always do the opposite and that’s where you’ll find success.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 07:27 PM

20. He hasn't a clue

He has no experience in what the 'right' thing is. Jeez, just look at his family history.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 06:32 PM

11. He had a chance to fight and win a war...

...to retaliate against foreign adversaries who have been interfering in our elections via cyber warfare. And to strengthen our own position against further attacks. Not only did he fail to act upon this, he actively downplayed it as being a 'hoax". And as such, he has invited more of the same. This is how a wartime president FAILS in the defense of the country that he is sworn to protect!

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Response to Zambero (Reply #11)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 07:24 PM

18. His actions

pretty much qualify a description of him as:

TREASONOUS......

Along with Moscow Mitch and about a couple of hundred others in his staff and administration.....

Oh, and don't forget the Senate Republicans..........

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Response to Zambero (Reply #11)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 09:49 PM

33. Doing the right thing isn't his thing.

There was not a pandemic until he found the Defense Production Act.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 06:33 PM

12. I have never so much in my life wanted to slap someone across the face as much as I want

to slap Trump. His tweet-yammering day in and day out, speaking at the podium, or running off of script... it does not matter. What comes out of his mouth only a sewer-diver could stomach. Yeah, I'd like to land one on him because he deserves it, every time he opens that narcissistic-misogynistic pie hole of his.

It would not do any good. I know that and thus I refrain from actual action, not like I could anyway. Trump is mentally tone-deaf to his own ignorance and the sycophants he surrounds himself with since the beginning. But, I can dream, can't I?

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 06:34 PM

13. 'Disaster president'

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 06:36 PM

15. When will he try on a new suit--some thing with epaulettes? A few medals?

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 06:44 PM

16. Cadet Bone Spurs

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Response to trof (Reply #16)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 07:25 PM

19. Beat me to it. I believe Tammy Duckworth coined that one and rightly so.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 07:16 PM

17. He considered himself a Vietnam veteran

because he fought off STDs during that era.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #17)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 08:40 PM

25. Trump's wartime experience

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 07:31 PM

21. Ooooo, that's

miller whispering in his ear.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 07:58 PM

22. He's finally gotten the war he wanted and he'll play it to the hilt

We'd damned well better be careful too, the one and only thing he's good at is manipulation, and he's damned good at that. We must never lay off of him, keep putting our posts on social media pointing out how he thought this outbreak was a joke until too late, how he withheld testing results in January to bolster his reelection, how he disbanded the pandemic response team, etc. etc. etc.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 08:06 PM

23. This is a nightmare. In sane hands, yes. In Trump & Enablers' hands...

... Good God No.

I feel like writing a letter to my grandkids:

"I'm so so sorry. People like me (the majority, in fact) tried hard to leave you a functioning democracy and a functioning planet. But starting with the Bush/Gore election we had a coup enabled by the Supreme Court, then another coup in 2016. Someone (not the majority of us) had really longterm plans and goals, and the money and focus to bring it off. I hope that someday you can fix this, because try as we might our time on this Earth is passing -- for some of us, a lot sooner that we anticipated. With sorrow and all my love -- Nana"


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Response to Hekate (Reply #23)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 09:25 PM

30. The deck has been stacked against us since the early 70s and the rise of right wing think tanks.

The plutocrats captured our government bit by bit, and since Reagan they've pretty much had their way with all of us.

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #30)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 09:35 PM

31. How they must have laughed at us little people, earnestly scurrying around...

...trying to "do good"

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Response to Hekate (Reply #31)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 09:41 PM

32. The mass movements of the 60s scared the shit out of the oligarchs - the civil rights movement,

the antiwar movement, the women's liberation movement, etc.

They made damn sure that no "people power" would ever stand in their way from then on.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 08:28 PM

24. We have a fucking six-year old in charge of the nation

Thanks, republicans!

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 08:44 PM

26. What could go wrong?

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 08:48 PM

27. He is delusional.

He thinks he is Winston Churchill. The cult members around him put an idea in his head about thinking of this catastrophe as a war. He is walking around The White House pretending to be a world leader. It like a sick version of CosPlay.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 08:56 PM

28. That's legal?

Are there any criteria that need to be met?

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 09:18 PM

29. Socialism(!)/Supreme Court

"[G]iving the government more power to steer production by private companies" = the government controls the means of production = Socialism! Bet nobody on the Right will call it that.

Also, during the Korean War, the Supreme Court reined in the Truman administration when it sought to seize private property (steel mills). Will this Court do anything to limit Trump?

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 10:27 PM

34. Wartime President

Just wondering, if there will be a doctor left, who will give trump, another bone spurs letter. Like he did in Vietnam.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:10 PM

36. I'm sure he will be the greatest wartime president EVAH!

Better than Churchill, better than FDR.

Damn, who is going to pop this giant cyst's bubble?

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 12:39 AM

37. Setting the stage for canceling the nov election...

Declaring Marshall Law, and inviting the Putin to send ‘peacekeeping’ troops.

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