‘GM was wasting time’: Trump forces auto maker to build ventilators amid COVID-19 outbreak

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WASHINGTON/DETROIT — U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday invoked emergency powers to require General Motors Co to build much-needed ventilators for coronavirus patients after he accused the largest U.S. automaker of “wasting time” during negotiations. Trump invoked the Defense Production Act, saying “negotiations with GM regarding its ability to supply ventilators have been productive, but our fight against the virus is too urgent to allow the give-and-take of the contracting process to continue to run its normal course.” He said the action “will help ensure the quick production of ventilators that will save American lives.”