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Omaha Steve

(98,624 posts)
Fri Apr 3, 2020, 08:08 PM Apr 2020

Trump, 3M clash over order to produce more face masks for US

Source: AP

By DAVID KOENIG and ZEKE MILLER

President Donald Trump said Friday his administration will try to stop “profiteers” from exporting medical protective gear, shortly after picking a fight with manufacturing giant 3M, a major producer and exporter of face masks used to protect health care workers from the coronavirus.

3M argued that blocking exports will raise “significant humanitarian implications” abroad and lead other countries to retaliate by withholding much-needed medical supplies from the U.S.

Nearly all of 3M’s exports of high-grade N95 masks go to Canada and Latin America, and Canadian officials led by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau took the company’s side. They lobbied Trump administration officials not to cut off part of their supply.

That was not enough to persuade Trump.



FILE - In this March 5, 2020, file photo, Dr. Deborah Birx, Ambassador and White House coronavirus response coordinator, holds a 3M N95 mask as she and Vice President Mike Pence visit 3M headquarters in Maplewood, Minn., in a meeting with the company's leaders and Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz to coordinate response to the COVID-19 coronavirus. On Friday, April 3, 2020, the manufacturing giant pushed back against criticism from Trump over production of face masks that are badly needed by American health care workers. 3M said the administration asked it to stop exporting medical-grade masks to Canada and Latin America, which the company said raises “significant humanitarian implications” and will backfire by causing other countries to retaliate against the U.S. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP, File)/Star Tribune via AP)


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Trump, 3M clash over order to produce more face masks for US (Original Post) Omaha Steve Apr 2020 OP
K&R SheltieLover Apr 2020 #1
That's rich! Dem2theMax Apr 2020 #2
He can use the DPA to set prices underpants Apr 2020 #6
+ 1 nt. iluvtennis Apr 2020 #10
The Joint Chiefs' procurement General said it wasn't his job to disrupt the supply chain. Mc Mike Apr 2020 #13
Pence's thought balloon... Adsos Letter Apr 2020 #3
Dumbasses underpants Apr 2020 #4
Patriotism and concern for everyone shining through as always. nt babylonsister Apr 2020 #5
Cue MAGAts boycott of 3M products. docgee Apr 2020 #7
trumpie forgets that that cuts both ways. Haggis for Breakfast Apr 2020 #8
3M can't make the masks without luvtheGWN Apr 2020 #16
Deliberately trying to stick it to Trudeau. BusyBeingBest Apr 2020 #9
Neighbor ALLIES who did not build factories on the PROMISE that 3M products would be available. Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2020 #12
What he means is he's bumping off the profiteering competition. After looting the National Stockpile NBachers Apr 2020 #11
and his rich supporters pocket. He doesn't work alone. nt Hotler Apr 2020 #17
This is ALL on the Trump team's failure to plan, prepare, or execute. They were warned. n/t Cognitive_Resonance Apr 2020 #14
What could this guy.... paleotn Apr 2020 #15

Dem2theMax

(9,557 posts)
2. That's rich!
Fri Apr 3, 2020, 08:11 PM
Apr 2020

President Donald Trump said Friday his administration will try to stop “profiteers” from exporting medical protective gear.

Hey Trump? Go look in the mirror.

Mc Mike

(9,103 posts)
13. The Joint Chiefs' procurement General said it wasn't his job to disrupt the supply chain.
Sat Apr 4, 2020, 08:49 AM
Apr 2020

So the supplies 'have to' go to the private sector for a state bidding war, and the profit gouge is built in. It's built in, baked in, as unchangeable, like laws of thermodynamics or gravity.

Haggis for Breakfast

(6,831 posts)
8. trumpie forgets that that cuts both ways.
Fri Apr 3, 2020, 08:42 PM
Apr 2020

Canada sends medical products to the US in an abundance. Including MDs and RNs and ARNPs and technicians, who come across the Border every day to jobs in American medical facilities.

If trumpie wants to stop profiteering, then he needs to start with himself.

And get that rat-faced ferret SIL out of our faces.

luvtheGWN

(1,336 posts)
16. 3M can't make the masks without
Sat Apr 4, 2020, 10:21 AM
Apr 2020

the pulp that comes from only one source -- Nanaimo, British Columbia.

Canada doesn't have all the manufacturing capability we need, but the US doesn't have all the raw materials it needs. We have a symbiotic relationship which the orangeanus doesn't understand.

BusyBeingBest

(8,049 posts)
9. Deliberately trying to stick it to Trudeau.
Fri Apr 3, 2020, 08:48 PM
Apr 2020

I understand and agree with limiting exports right now, but there's no reason why we shouldn't be sending at least SOME to our neighbors in the Americas.

Bernardo de La Paz

(48,425 posts)
12. Neighbor ALLIES who did not build factories on the PROMISE that 3M products would be available.
Fri Apr 3, 2020, 11:02 PM
Apr 2020

Trust between trusted allies.

Or so it was before tRump was elected.

NBachers

(16,904 posts)
11. What he means is he's bumping off the profiteering competition. After looting the National Stockpile
Fri Apr 3, 2020, 09:45 PM
Apr 2020

and putting it up for auction, he wants the criminal proceeds going only into his pockets.

paleotn

(17,730 posts)
15. What could this guy....
Sat Apr 4, 2020, 09:23 AM
Apr 2020

NOT fuck up. The same administration who shipped tons of supplies to China. Seriously, I can discern no logical thought process or strategy in anything he does. Hell, it's not even tactically sound. He simply reacts like a 5 year old, with no thought of the past or any future ramifications.

No wonder his supporters love him so. He's just as immature, stupid and petty as they are. As apt to damage himself with his pettiness as anyone else. But his supporters don't mind. They routinely do the same shit to themselves.

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