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Trump calls himself a ‘wartime president’
over coronavirus as he invokes Defense
Production Act

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Posted By: Harlowe, 3/18/2020 1:19:40 PM

President Trump on Wednesday announced that he is invoking the Defense Production Act as part of the administration’s efforts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic--and also described himself as being a "wartime president." (Snip) The act ensures the private sector can ramp-up manufacturing and distribution of emergency medical supplies and equipment. The move gives the White House the authority to increase production of masks, ventilators and respirators, as well as expand hospital capacity to combat the coronavirus.

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Until the end of April, the Housing Department is suspending foreclosures and evictions. Vice President Pence announced that Health and Human Services are suspending a regulation that prevented medical professionals from “practicing medicine across state lines” and called on the country to postpone all elective medical procedures.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Felixed 3/18/2020 1:40:30 PM (No. 350076)
Perhaps we can use this crisis to accelerate return of pharmaceutical production back to the U.S. and away from our Chinese friends?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Flyball Dogs 3/18/2020 1:41:45 PM (No. 350079)
He HAS BEEN a wartime President for 4+ years. Name another human being who could have been through the fire as he has — and still remain standing and thrive. It just occurred to me he has had great people around him, too (finally).
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Reply 3 - Posted by: bamboozle 3/18/2020 1:44:34 PM (No. 350080)
This will drive the media nuts. On the one hand, it fulfills their template of Mr. Trump as a dangerous tyrant. On the other hand, it answers their complaint that Mr. Trump hasn't done enough. What's a mother to do?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: chance_232 3/18/2020 2:08:26 PM (No. 350105)
Thats not what he said. "He described himself as "in a sense a wartime president." Context is everything. "In a sense" is not the same thing as "A" wartime president. But look for the left to mock him for this.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Avikingman 3/18/2020 2:08:26 PM (No. 350106)
Thank the Lord for President Trump.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: stablemoney 3/18/2020 2:22:59 PM (No. 350118)
I do not want a wartime president overriding the decisionmaking authority of the people of our country.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Strike3 3/18/2020 2:27:17 PM (No. 350123)
Obama was a wartime president too. He started a bunch of them.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: planetgeo 3/18/2020 2:34:20 PM (No. 350127)
Understood...but...here's a serious caution: keep in mind that when the next Democrat President arrives, this precedent could be used to create all sorts of "emergency" orders. The left had already been talking about climate change as a world war kind of emergency worthy of war powers and actions. Ditto gun confiscation. We can't let this crisis (?) create the justification for future loss of our constitutional freeedoms. This could lead to that happening.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: hurricanegirl 3/18/2020 2:34:24 PM (No. 350128)
If this stops Nazi governors from throttling every bit of employment in their states, then I'm all for it. Somebody needs to put a stop to their stupid crackdowns!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: bighambone 3/18/2020 2:35:36 PM (No. 350130)
The inconsequential wartime President remark was far from being one of the important US Government measures that are being announced and implemented that should have been reported first thing. This is just another instance of how easily President Trump can distract the liberal media into looking foolish simply by off the cuff blowing his horn.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 3/18/2020 2:46:59 PM (No. 350137)
F the left Evil influence-peddlers Propagandists This war on us has been my whole life F their propaganda sock puppets Trump Forever!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: John C 3/18/2020 4:01:57 PM (No. 350175)
Heard Rep. Louis Gohmert (TX) telling how Nancy and her gang tried to slip stuff into the recovery bill. Hope the President vetoes it and makes them start again.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: curious1 3/18/2020 4:11:58 PM (No. 350189)
Perhaps we can use this crisis to roll-back even more unconstitutional fedgov 'regulations', that it was never given the authority to promulgate. And no, the commerce clause was never meant to allow the fedgov to do what it has done - just read the founders statements.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: MDConservative 3/18/2020 4:41:18 PM (No. 350212)
Read the Act. There is NOTHING that gives the President the authority he is assuming outside of actual national defense. The Act allows the President "to allocate materials, services, and facilities in such manner, upon such conditions, and to such extent as he shall deem necessary or appropriate to promote the national defense." Some day that "national defense" is construed to include combating the nationwide spate of unlawful shootings...why not? Fantasize this law being used for just about any "emergency" purpose you like...let's take ammo and gun production...so, President Obama2 decrees the government will procure the entire production run of all these products. More dead from "lead poisoning" than coronavirus. Can't happen here...right?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: XCenturion 3/18/2020 7:23:48 PM (No. 350370)
President Trump is not only at war with the virus, he is constantly battling the lying media and the Democrats in congress. The American people are with you Mr. President. The Democrats, not so much!
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