Tag: Donald Trump

After Lashing Out At GM, Trump Orders Automaker To Make Ventilators Under Defense Production Act

Update: President Trump used the Defense Production Act to force General Motors to make ventilators. In a short statement, Trump said he directed “Secretary of Health and Human Services to use any and all authority available under the Defense Production Act to require General Motors to accept, perform, and prioritize Federal contracts for ventilators.” The […]

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GM Ventilator Deal Stalls After Trump Administration Finds $1 Billion Price Tag Excessive

Last week, GM announced a partnership with Ventec Life Systems to increase production of lifesaving ventilators by providing their “logistics, purchasing and manufacturing expertise.” Fast forward to today and The New York Times is reporting the White House cancelled plans to reveal a joint venture between the two companies that would have allowed for the […]

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GM Partners With Ventec Life Systems To Increase Ventilator Production

General Motor has teamed up with Ventec Life Systems and StopTheSpread.org to increase production of lifesaving ventilators. As part of the tie up, GM will be providing their “logistics, purchasing and manufacturing expertise” to help increase ventilator production. In a statement, GM CEO Mary Barra said “We are working closely with Ventec to rapidly scale […]

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UAW Calls On Ford, FCA And GM To Shut Plants For Two Weeks Due To Coronavirus

UAW President Rory Gamble has called on Ford, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and General Motors to shutter factories to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. In an open letter, Gamble called on automakers to put the safety and well-being of their employees first. As he explained, “The UAW leadership, based on the World Health Organization […]

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Donald Trump Takes Presidential Limo To The Track Before Daytona 500

President Donald Trump took to the Daytona International Speedway on Sunday in his presidential limo dubbed ‘The Beast’ before the Daytona 500 was scheduled to kick-off. Trump teased his presence at the event in the days prior and his motorcade could be seen on the oval circuit, leading the NASCAR entrants behind him on a parade […]

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President Trump Says Elon Musk “Has To” Build A New Factory In The U.S.

President Donald Trump says Elon Musk will build a new factory in the United States but it’s unclear if that’s true or not. While speaking with CNBC at the ongoing World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Trump was asked to give his thoughts on Elon Musk. The interview started with Trump praising Musk, saying “He’s […]

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U.S. EV Tax Credit Unlikely To Be Expanded Despite Push From Automakers

The electric vehicle tax credit in the United States is unlikely to get an extension due to resistance from President Donald Trump, Bloomberg reports. For car manufacturers such as Tesla and General Motors, the credit is a legislative priority and has been credited as helping to accelerate the introduction and sales of EVs across the […]

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