What the coronavirus has to do with the Defense Protection Act

What the coronavirus has to do with the Defense Protection Act 1

 

President Trump announced via Twitter that he had invoked the Defense Production Act. What is that exactly? Chris Cillizza explains.

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46 Comments on "What the coronavirus has to do with the Defense Protection Act"

  1. Hey, Chris here — did you know what the DPA was before?

  2. brianna reeder | March 31, 2020 at 11:33 AM | Reply

    doctor: “you have 5 minutes and 53 seconds left to live”

    me:

  3. Health Hacker | March 31, 2020 at 11:34 AM | Reply

    Please stay your home, no one leaves the house

    • NPC Sixfivefivethreesix | March 31, 2020 at 1:23 PM | Reply

      does fredo really have the chinese communist wuhan virus? I see comments about it everywhere, and he didn’t look well, admittedly

    • @NPC Sixfivefivethreesix well if he does I’m sure they’ll blame Trump

    • Kickinlikea chicken | March 31, 2020 at 1:32 PM | Reply

      No. Go out as much as possible. We need to Rid the planet of Libtards.

    • The Tweatles | March 31, 2020 at 1:39 PM | Reply

      I’ve been coughing with a high fever so I went to Starbucks to hangout.
      tinyurl.com/v7picr3 👀

    • @Phil Bake 😂🤣😂Nice thing about living in Mt- I have five lakes within 20 minutes of my house..Depends on what type of fish you would like to eat.

  4. What does the Defense Production Act actually do? It eats into greedy bastards profits, that’s why it took so long to implement it.

    • brian gardner | March 31, 2020 at 1:08 PM | Reply

      @Dale Anderson Yeah there are so many suffering from TDS many leftist have turned their TDS in to full blown psychosis.

    • F*** off loser

    • Nonya Bizness | March 31, 2020 at 1:59 PM | Reply

      the dpa foes not “eat into profits”. it authorizes the gov to hand private corporations bazillions of $$$ without going through the usual processes like bidding.

    • Jesuits are high level intelligent agents or spies that work under the Black Nobility, Vatican, and other Italian royals and nobles. Jesuits specialize in infiltrating all aspects of society. Jesuits also specialize in insane lying, chemical defilement, slander, and lying accusations. Jesuits also have some of the most depraved initiations which makes them more dangerous, desperate, and ruthless. Jesuits design and impose lies into society through their universities and through their top level infiltration of the US government, military, media, banking, and businesses. Jesuits also manage other secret societies and were directly connected to the Los Alumbrados in Spain when they were founded. Alumbrados is the Spanish word for Illuminati. The Massimo family founded the Massimiliano Massimo Institute a Jesuit college in Rome and ran the Jesuit Mondragone noble college with numerous presidents. Jesuits most often work under the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies and House of Bourbon-Parma which are continuations of the Farnese family. Pope Paul III or Alessandro Farnese officially established the Jesuits under the Vatican through the Papal Bull Regimini Militantis Ecclesia. The Jesuits specialize in militarized infiltration and have run the CIA and DOD with numerous directors and secretaries of defense. The Farnese family lived in a pentagonal fortress and that is the basis for the United States Pentagon. The Jesuits headquarters the Gesu Church have Farnesivs engraved on the top of their church. Farnesivs is the Latin variant of Farnese. Jesuits also work under the Black Nobility and are managed by a leader called the Black Pope or Superior General of the Society of Jesus who is Arturo Sosa. John Cecero, Brian Paulson, Joseph O’Keefe, Ronald Mercier, and Scott Santarosa are some Jesuit provincials with high authority in the United States and they are all ruthless terrorists and child killers. They use universities for recruiting Jesuit agents with their headquarters at Georgetown Washington DC. John DeGioia is the President of Georgetown and Joel Hellman is the Dean of Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service. The House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies and House of Bourbon-Parma run the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George which oversees the military and intelligence operations of the Jesuits. Jay Powell is the current Chairman of the US Federal Reserve and he was Jesuit educated at Georgetown. The current US President Donald Trump was educated at Jesuit Fordham and the Supreme Court Justice John Roberts is a professor at Georgetown. Jesuits recently directed the CIA with 5 agents in the past 30 years and several agents running the Department of Defense like Donald Rumsfeld. The Jesuits have run the IRS and NASA. Jesuits are heavily involved with high level banking and are managing or recently have managed the World Bank Group, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Bank of England, and the European Central Bank.

  5. Who was seth rich?

    • Dale Anderson | March 31, 2020 at 2:10 PM | Reply

      A dnc staffer and also a bolshevik bernie supporter that was arkancided because he gave the dnc emails to WikiLeaks.

    • Elizabeth Van Halden | March 31, 2020 at 7:02 PM | Reply

      @Don Hardcastle Tell them what? That the Trumps and Clintons have been friends for decades? They have and most likely continue to be. Didn’t the con artist promise his base that Hillary would be locked up?

    • Don Hardcastle | March 31, 2020 at 7:40 PM | Reply

      Elizabeth Van Halden there are many things happening outside the man that are not being reported…
      Judicial Watch has brought a CIVIL suit in the case of the attack on the embassy in Benghazi…………
      This opens a new line of questioning she won’t be able to sidestep…

  6. Get well Chris. Even though I’m on the other side of the political spectrum Seriously. Get better. And I pray for you and your family in this time.

  7. Why does it look like he’s dabbing?

  8. Robin Michaels | March 31, 2020 at 12:37 PM | Reply

    These pieces are so vital to the education of child, teen and adult alike.

    Thank you. 🙏

  9. BonJoviworstbandever | March 31, 2020 at 12:47 PM | Reply

    thanks chris. you’re good at this

  10. Thank you Chris, that was well presented & appreciated. Stay well.

  11. Caitlin Weiss | March 31, 2020 at 1:23 PM | Reply

    I’m thrilled they included Pepe Silvia

  12. *FREDO GOT THE ‘RONA*

  13. *D-E-M-S* *P-A-N-D-E-M-I-C* *D-A-N-C-I-N-G*

  14. Nonya Bizness | March 31, 2020 at 1:56 PM | Reply

    um, pretty sure that by “signing” it, he “invoked” it.

  15. Denis Lehane | March 31, 2020 at 2:09 PM | Reply

    Chris, invest in a decent microphone; the one you have now makes you sound as if you’re in a bathroom.

    • Prolly some apple garbage.

      Interesting how someone can be infront of a wall of booka and still have an echo like that.

      Green screen library?

  16. ♿TardsForBernie | March 31, 2020 at 2:16 PM | Reply

    Just like your sissyCoWorker Fredo you are next to get CORONAVIRUS!

  17. Valerie Leseberg | March 31, 2020 at 2:25 PM | Reply

    The audio is pretty echoed, maybe CNN can send him some equipment to help with the next one?

  18. BREAKING NEWS:
    (Real News)

    Mike Lindell’s company, ‘My Pillow’ Is Going to War Against the Coronavirus (Making 50,000 Face Masks a Day) 😊👍🇺🇸

  19. David Williams | March 31, 2020 at 3:24 PM | Reply

    DPA is a Marxist’s dream. That is why Skeletor Pelosi kept saying to Trump: “Use it! Use it! Use it!!!!” … to set a precedent to abuse it later.

  20. He has to get angry with a new enemy before he does anything, it’s called a jerk off reaction..

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