During Monday evening's White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing, President Donald Trump highlighted a number of companies that have stepped up to the plate to help provide necessary medical supplies, like personal protective equipment (PPE) and ventilators.
Jockey CEO Debra Waller said her company made parachutes during previous wars. Now, they're making between 30,000 and 50,000 medical gowns a week.
United Technologies Corporation will donate more than 1 million pieces of PPE next week. The company has sent out 90,000 pieces this week alone.
Ford Motor Company bill be making 50,000 ventilators in the next 100 days.
My Pillow shifted 75 percent of its production capacity to making N95 medical masks. CEO Mike Lindell said the company plans to produce 50,000 masks per day beginning on Friday.
Here's the list of execs @ Rose Garden, per pool, touting the retooling of their factories at presser:— Kayla Tausche (@kaylatausche) March 30, 2020
Mike Lindell, CEO, My Pillow
Darius Adamczyk, CEO, Honeywell
Debra Waller, CEO, Jockey
Greg Hayes, CEO, United Technologies Corporation
David Taylor, CEO, Proctor and Gamble
Each of the companies has risen to the occasion to produce goods that are absolutely vital to fighting the Wuhan coronavirus. It makes sense to have them stand up during the Coronavirus Task For briefing to talk about what their company is doing, how many products they're producing and the timeline they plan to do it in.
Unhinged leftists took issue with that though. Specifically, they had a problem with Mike Lindell being part of the briefing because he donated to Trump's 2016 campaign and is one of the president's friends. Others were outraged because of the product he produces.
Trump just had the My Pillow guy speak.— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) March 30, 2020
The My Pillow Guy.
These aren't press conferences to calm the American people. They're infomercials for Trump and his friends.#StopAiringTrump
I’m a proponent of TV carrying Trump’s presser. But allowing corporations to use them as advertising platforms seems like the exact opposite of news.— Sam Stein (@samstein) March 30, 2020
Trump now has the guy from My Pillow doing a campaign commercial for Trump's 2020 campaign in the middle of a press conference about a deadly virus. How can any real news network air this BS?! #StopAiringTrump— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) March 30, 2020
Trump is letting leaders of corporations speak. This is supposed to be an update on the coronavirus by doctors for the American people. Not a way to applaud Trump and his donors. And not one word about the thousands of Americans who have died. This is demented. #StopAiringTrump— Scott Dworkin (@funder) March 30, 2020
Reminder: We live tweet these clips to fact them.— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) March 30, 2020
Trump has the My Pillow guy (Mike Lindell) briefing the nation on the pandemic. Lindell gave $100,000 to the Trump Victory committee in 2018. pic.twitter.com/SzVWV2t3Wi
Are you f cking kidding me, HE HAS THE MY PILLOW GUY ON TO SELL HIS GARBAGE PRODUCT DURING A PANDEMIC BRIEFING???!!!— Jamie O’Grady ? (@JamieOGrady) March 30, 2020
But apparently the worst thing Lindell did was give the American people hope, by encouraging them to stay home and read the Bible.
The My Pillow guy Mike Lindell says this: "God gave us grace on November 8, 2016, to change the course we were on. God had been taken out of our schools & lives, a nation had turned its back on God. I encourage you to use this time at home to get back in the word. Read our Bible" pic.twitter.com/tRdlubE08u— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 30, 2020
Trump showcasing executives from all these private companies instead of talking about government efforts is a reflection of how little his administration is doing to respond to the coronavirus— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 30, 2020
Townhall's Guy Benson said it best:
I actually love that the WH briefing included CEO’s, each of whom explained how their business is joining America’s all-hands-on-deck effort to fight Coronavirus — in which the private sector has been & will be absolutely vital.— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) March 30, 2020
These companies are shifting their focus to doing things they've never done before. They're producing medical supplies and equipment, something that is totally out of their wheelhouse, and instead of saying "thank you" and applauding them for their efforts.
Of course, these lefties can't put their own personal political agenda aside for the health and well-being of the country. If these companies didn't produce these ventilators and PPE, our first responders and sick neighbors would be even worse off than they already are.