Trump came up with how to strip US allies of medical masks

President Donald Trump said he will take advantage of the Defense Production Act. It will be used in cases where companies supply the medical equipment needed by the United States to combat the COVID-19 epidemic to other countries. It is reported by the American agency Bloomberg.

You can call it punishment, because the way it is - this is punishment. If manufacturers do not give us what we need for our people, we will act tough

Trump told reporters at the White House on April 4, 2020.

Trump intends to ban the export of materials necessary for the production of protective equipment against COVID-19. First of all, this applies to 3M (Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company - an American chemical corporation working in the field of safety of health workers and consumer goods).

3M rejected the Trump administration’s request to stop exporting face masks, saying that this move would stop critical supplies to neighboring US allies and cause serious humanitarian problems.

We are very disappointed in 3M. They must take care of our country.

- added Trump to the company.

The 1950 War Defense Act, passed during the Korean War, gives the president the power to set priorities and requirements for enterprises (businesses) to advance national defense.

Experts warn that any decision to block the export of masks and other equipment is fraught with the risk of retaliation from US allies, which in turn will undermine international efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Earlier it became known that American businessmen got into the habit of buying protective masks right at the airports in China. So, instead of France and Germany, which bought millions of masks, personal protective equipment was redirected to the United States.
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  1. Lieutenant Rzhevsky I April 5 2020 11: 27

    Beat your own so that strangers are afraid.
  2. GRF Offline GRF
    GRF April 5 2020 11: 56
    America must become great again!
    Therefore, everyone should work, primarily for America, including local business.
    Nothing personal, everything is simple - American ...
    The greatness from which you want to run.

    The difference, however ...
  3. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) April 5 2020 15: 43
    The Russian government issued a decree to ban the export of medical masks from the country, bandages and other medical devices, writes RIA Novosti. The relevant decree is published on the White House website.
    The list of products prohibited for export from the country until June 1 included masks, bandages, gauze, cotton wool, especially durable shoe covers, disinfectant and antiviral agents, gloves, chemical protective suits, anti-plague suits, respirators, safety glasses, medical gowns.
  4. Smirnoff Offline Smirnoff
    Smirnoff (Victor) April 6 2020 12: 07
    Trump came up with how to strip US allies of medical masks ???
    That is the whole essence of American CRIMINAL democracy.
    Rob, steal, Grab !!!

    The main political slogan of the Trump administration and the American bigwigs, from criminal politics and the criminal business of the United States, comes down to the formula:

    China is to blame.
    China must be punished, and this is the only way we will make America great again.

    The United States infected China in order to ruin China and cause irreparable political and economic damage.

    You just take a look.

    The USA infected the whole world with the Pentagon coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.
    The United States unleashed oil terrorism against Russia.
    The United States unleashed military aggression against Venezuela.

    American democracy is the most atrocious and barbaric in the world.
    Only Russia can stop this American TERRORISM!
    How? The time will come and you will know.