New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told NBC News’ “Meet The Press” that President Donald Trump’s refusal to use the Defense Production Act to ramp up production of life-saving medical supplies like masks and ventilators is going to lead to more deaths from the deadly coronavirus:
The president of the United States is from New York City and he will not lift a finger to help his hometown and I don’t get it. I don’t get it. Right now, I have asked repeatedly for the military to be mobilized, for the Defense Production Act to be used to its fullest to get us things like ventilators, so people can live who would die otherwise.
(Source: NBC News)