Homeland Secretary: How Defense Production Act Can Improve Virus Response | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC

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Michael Chertoff, who served as Homeland Secretary under George W. Bush, joins Andrea Mitchell to explain how the Trump administration can use the emergency powers in the Defense Production Act to facilitate the response to the coronavirus and get supplies to states and localities. Aired on 3/23/2020.
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Homeland Secretary: How Defense Production Act Can Improve Virus Response | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC

68 Comments on "Homeland Secretary: How Defense Production Act Can Improve Virus Response | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC"

  1. t’rump signed the Defense Production Act but he says it’s not time yet to use it.
    Meanwhile state health workers, governors, and mayors are BEGGING for help to stop the log jam of supplies.
    “I don’t take any responsibility for this at all” strikes again. 👎

  2. Maybe instead of asking Venezuela, ask any scandinavian country? Reps are allways about the scare tactics
    Dont forget, kids are still being held in cages

    • Waynem Lambert | March 23, 2020 at 10:17 PM | Reply

      If you are implying that Scandinavian countries are socialist countries you wpuld be flat out wrong because those countries run off of capitalism not socialism

    • Francisco Abreu | March 24, 2020 at 12:51 AM | Reply

      @Lord of the Fly’ That is enough racist.

    • Yup OBAMA/BIDEN started kidnapping children and putting them in cages. Trump instead of stopping this only expanded this. I hope God forgives us because I feel the world has become greedy and evil so much so that we needed a wakeup call. Also instead of working and helping our neighbor the USA hasn’t stopped bullying Mexico and it’s sad..

    • @Gene Jordan So you’re saying it’s Obamas fault that Trump but thousands of children in cages and destroyed families. That some Olympic level mental gymnastics

    • @Ral Deform Let’s face facts, those families were destroyed by the countries they came from and from the trek across other countries south of our border.
      Much of this was caused by the Democrat Party and many bleeding heart liberals in the United States which basically promised anyone from another country they could immigrate here illegally without question and be promised a life of roses and government cheese. These Democrats did so without the proper authority. The bleeding heart liberals also funded much of the travel cost by these illegal immigrants from South America (and any other country, if they chose to go through South America or Mexico). Most of them wouldn’t have even attempted the trip without those funds and supplies.
      They don’t all magically become a United States problem just because they knock at the border. Much like swarms of homeless people nor former prisoners would be welcomed into your home after simply knocking at the door and claiming asylum. You might choose to help a few with the resources you have but you are not legally bound to assist any of them.
      Unless you think those kids that ended up “in cages” would have been better off wondering around in Mexico getting picked off by predators.

  3. chimpakawanzelu | March 23, 2020 at 4:07 PM | Reply

    expect bailouts for hotels and golf courses… ya know… vital industries.

    • Kyle Alexander very true. Keeping America divided is what the media and politicians want.

    • AGgleusr 😂 Good one.

    • @SierraPhantom
      Not true. Pelosi didn’t agree with the version if the bill where the Republicians wanted to bail out businesses especially hotels and resorts and golf courses and airlines.

    • Fill every Trump hotel and golf coarse if you are sick go to your nearest Trump asset! If you are deathly sick near Washington DC go to the White house lawn and die there.

    • yeah, much easier for impeachedtrump to put money into his own pocket.

  4. Trump in about 48 hours: “Everything is under control so go back to work.”

  5. is that a trump joke, yeah america, take advice from a man who has never run a successful business

  6. Putin may not be happy with falling oil prices but he has the consolation of watching the U.S. come apart under his pal Trump. The only downside for Putin is that the Trump reign is likely to be cut short by ruined voters, those who survive the virus.

  7. Maybe Mexico will pay for the tests?

  8. Do not believe whatever Trump proposed. His proposals have something that could benefit his properties and his family. Always. The bill under the Senate debate is indicative, because it would make secret who received the money, and it would be distributed to rich companies and his voters bases. We need to be watchful for how Trump’s manipulating mind is working even in this crisis.

    • Yes. Everything he says in his “press conferences” is to manipulate the markets and benefit his own wealth and power in some way.

  9. Trump is doing his job. Protecting his Interests.
    We need to irradicate Trumpvirus off this land, and then COVID-19 would be just another pandemic. We’ve seen this before. We will come out of this stronger than ever. Trump Gange is the real enemy.

  10. Weston Lilly | March 23, 2020 at 6:44 PM | Reply

    its almost comical to see how hard our government continues to drop the ball. They saw this coming they knew and chose to ignore information. Makes me sick. Smells like a false flag event. The defense act should be in full swing right now to make ventilators. Wtf come one. It’s obvious they are letting it get worse on purpose

    • Francisco Abreu | March 24, 2020 at 1:01 AM | Reply

      Its not they. Its someone who can’t pull the trigger. The true virus that no one seems to know exists is procrastination, symptomatic of a psychological disorder.

    • He is a malignant narcissist that means that if he does not get enough “good strokes” he has to feed on misery and death to pacify his insecurities, the more money he loses the more vile he will become….in order to refresh his feelings of significance, to pacify his wounded ego. Watch out for each other America. You have been under the spell of a greedy “IT.”

    • Teri Schuster | March 24, 2020 at 5:22 PM | Reply

      Yes, they saw it coming and dumped their stocks.

  11. Stephen Sullivan | March 23, 2020 at 7:25 PM | Reply

    We should hire the president South Korea that he did a good job

  12. Your 1% owners need to make more money and reduce their herds of human livestock. So everything is going as planned, just get out there and BUY, BUY, BUY!

    • amidointhisright | March 24, 2020 at 4:10 PM | Reply


    • it’s called culling google it thinning of the herd removing the weak by killing them so the stronger have a better chance of survival but in trump’s mind it will cut the costs of safety nets by culling the elderly, disabled, poor and sick and disabled children and beware of trump’s cult supporter they think they won’t get the virus because of trump’s propaganda

  13. My_Supercar_Life | March 23, 2020 at 8:59 PM | Reply

    Be sure to practice your social distancing in the unemployment line.

  14. Apparently, even zombies get old.

  15. Gov. Cuomo flatly stated that states were competing against each other for these vital goods. Price gouging is happening. He is powerless because ie does not have the power of the federal government to compel these manufacturers. We need the federal government to act with the full extent of their power. This isn’t Katrina. This isn’t Sandy. This isn’t 9/11.

  16. Vidya Sonavane | March 23, 2020 at 9:55 PM | Reply

    So we r getting this under quickly, BERY QUICKLY!

    It’s just sickening some People have no shame when their inaptitude and greed can make millions dead.

    • 1. China will recover sooner than the USA
      2. China will have more business around the world after this pandemic
      3. Trump knows that!!
      4. Trump sacrifice American health, safety, and lives just to catch up with China
      5. Trump has nothing to show for except a good fake economy and an illusion of low unemployment
      6. Trump want to be praised and he misses it at his fake rallies

  17. ZhongGuo DiYi | March 23, 2020 at 10:54 PM | Reply

    Americans going to Mexico would probably be safer than staying in America.

    • Remember when Trump was in China…around that time wasn’t it? I think Trump brought back covid 19 first and he is a super spreader because he has no taste.. Trump virus!

    • michael casey | March 24, 2020 at 7:36 PM | Reply

      Have a nice trip amigo!! Let us know how that works out for you!

    • Mondin von Diex | March 24, 2020 at 11:26 PM | Reply

      michael casey At this point in time USA is the last free country I would want to be in. You are unprotected by your fake president. Basta!! So you have no reason to be an arrogant scoffer. You are looking death in the face

    • @ZhongGuo DiYi we all hope the 30 to 40 million illegals think so and self deport. Everything will be fine after we nuke china a few months from now.

    • Americans are already crossing the border to Mexico to get affordable health Care in all ports of entry.

  18. “A true patriot will defend his country from its government.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

  19. Wally Hamdan | March 24, 2020 at 4:30 PM | Reply

    How stupid, ask Canada, Australia, Finland, & Norway. Venezuela is not socialist it is dictatorship & corrupted.

    • Venezuela is socialist and it has a Authoritative/Corrupt head running the country. These 2 are totally separate things, you can have one or the other or both. If you went to college and got double majors like me this is common knowledge. It’s also quite noticeable majority of politicians are Corrupt to a certain degree in every country in the world, no different to US.

      They all find out the initial rules of the game Politics and they score anyway possible…cheat, lie, fix the match, twist the rules, change the rules, befriend the referee, play to the crowd, get the participation trophy, get the MVP…you name it.

    • Wally Hamdan | March 28, 2020 at 9:12 AM | Reply

      @A G you must have double major in some Art major, I only have B.S. & M.S. in Engineering, which not really a double major like you. but you can call it anything you want it is a still Dictatorship and corrupted.

  20. We are all connected | March 24, 2020 at 4:32 PM | Reply

    The ONLY reason trump doesn’t want the act enabled, is because he’ll have to open his hotels and resorts to sick people!!!! During the war, that’s where they put people undergoing care (the wounded). My own father recuperated at the Breakers in Palm Beach Florida. Can you IMAGINE us peasants defiling ( and NOT paying exorbitant fees to stay at) his elitist properties?!

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