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After Snubbing Cuomo, Trump Demands General Motors ‘START MAKING VENTILATORS, NOW!!!!!!’

President Donald Trump demanded General Motors begin production of ventilators to aid in the care of people who test positive for the coronavirus.

The president’s call for action comes hours after Trump ripped Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) over an what he deemed an exaggerated request for 30,000 ventilators.

Trump tweeted Friday morning multiple times ripping GM, while further urging them to produce more ventilators.

“As usual with “this” General Motors, things just never seem to work out. They said they were going to give us 40,000 much-needed Ventilators, “very quickly,” Trump stated.

On Thursday night, Trump stated to Fox News host Sean Hannity that Cuomo’s request for 30,000 ventilators was excessive.

“I have a feeling that a lot of the numbers that are being said in some areas are just bigger than they’re going to be…I don’t believe you need 40,000 or 30,000 ventilators. You know, you go into major hospitals sometimes, and they’ll have two ventilators,” Trump touted. “And now all of a sudden they’re saying, ‘Can we order 30,000 ventilators?’”

But on Friday morning, his tune apparently changes — as Trump continued tweeted at GM and rival auto manufacturing giant Ford, stating, “START MAKING VENTILATORS, NOW!!!!!! FORD, GET GOING ON VENTILATORS, FAST!!!!!!”

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