President Trump has been one of the biggest cheerleaders for private businesses stepping up and being the difference-makers in this Chinese Coronavirus crisis. So why did he go off on 3M?
If there are two words that could best sum up the ‘Trump Doctrine’ of leading the country, it would be his own phrase ‘America First’.
His critics over-think it by assuming this must mean he has ill-will toward foreigners. But that’s overthinking it. We see the very same dynamic play out in families.
Most of us would sacrifice nearly anything to help our kids. Are our kids somehow ‘better’ than the neighbor’s kid, or that we would curb stomp them in the street? Of course not.
No. We respond differently to them because our RELATIONSHIP to our kids is more prized than our relationship to some stranger’s kid. As it should be.
This is something that globalists have entirely lost sight of.
Trump heard that 3M was working at cross purposes to the well-being of American citizens — even endangering American lives. And he got pissed off at them.
We hit 3M hard today after seeing what they were doing with their Masks. “P Act” all the way. Big surprise to many in government as to what they were doing – will have a big price to pay!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 3, 2020
What were they doing that set him off?
They were ‘bumping down’ State-level American purchases of N95 masks — including official State purchasing agents from places like Florida that are facing a crisis.
Why is @3M selling masks to foreign governments instead of to Americans during a Pandemic?
Hospitals “can’t get this life-saving PPE because a company decided to make a Globalist decision and not put America First.”
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) April 3, 2020
It’s one thing to point fingers at politicians and blame them.
It’s quite another to identify the places where we are losing needed hospital supplies to foreign markets even AFTER the orders have been placed and paid for by US governments.
3M is at least one of the companies Gov Desantis is referring to here…
The private market for respirator masks, collection swabs, hand sanitizer and other supplies critical for front line workers has become a profit-driven frontier where bidding wars drive up prices, orders are promised but never delivered and vendors are not always who they appear to be, according to interviews and statements by Florida government officials and hospital executives.
“It’s shady as hell, that’s for sure,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday during a news conference in his Tallahassee office.
Though Florida has received shipments of masks from the federal government in recent weeks, DeSantis said he is frustrated by the state’s experience buying masks on the private market only to find out the supplies never arrived. — MiamiHerald