Trump invokes act to marshal private sector against virus

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP is poised to invoke the Defense Production Act, which allows the government to marshal the private sector, in response to the coronavirus pandemic. / AP FILE PHOTO/EVAN VUCCI
WASHINGTON (AP) – Managing dual health and economic crises, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he will invoke a federal provision that allows the government to marshal the private sector in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Trump, now describing himself as a “wartime president,” said he would sign the Defense Production Act “in case we…

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