Amid Coronavirus Crisis, Trump Says: ‘I Don’t Believe You Need 40,000 or 30,000 Ventilators’

President has ‘a feeling’ that pleas from New York governor are overblown

[Ed. Note: Come back in six months, and tell me what you think of this article then. Until then, laugh it up all you want while your tax dollars get dumped into producing thousands of ventilators, most of which likely won’t ever get turned on.]

by Mike Murphy
Market Watch

President Donald Trump on Thursday night expressed doubt that New York really needed tens of thousands of ventilators, despite the urgent pleas from health-care professionals and that state’s governor.

In a Fox News interview with Sean Hannity, Trump suggested there doesn’t need to be that steep of a ramp-up in production.

“I don’t believe you need 40,000 or 30,000 ventilators. You know, you go into major hospitals, sometimes they’ll have two ventilators. And now all of a sudden they’re saying, ‘can we order 30,000 ventilators?’” — President Donald Trump

“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,” Trump said, noting that ventilators are expensive to make.

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