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Friday, April 03, 2020

President Donald Trump lashed out Thursday night on Twitter against 3M, the Minnesota-based maker of vital N95 masks. Trump was apparently upset to learn that 3M has been exporting many of its masks to other countries instead of offering them to officials in U.S. states, something the president had complete control over if he had acted quicker.



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Apparently Capitalism is only important to the Right when it doesn't make them look bad... More from the link:

Moskowitz says he was told by 3M distributors some people from foreign countries are just showing up with cash and getting masks, pushing U.S. states down the priority list. Rather than blaming free market capitalism or the president, Moskowitz said that this was part of a "globalist" agenda, a popular term on the far-right that's meant to differentiate between pro-American and supposedly anti-American forces in the country.

Faux Snooze doing it's best spin games work. Capitalism pure and simple.

#1 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-04-03 01:23 PM | Reply

"Big surprise to many in government as to what they were doing..."

When Trump figures out who's in charge of the government, they're going to be in big trouble.

#2 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2020-04-03 02:27 PM | Reply | Funny: 5

I thought I heard the Trump Administration defend this sort of thing just yesterday?

Yes. Yes I did.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2020-04-03 02:29 PM | Reply

Is anyone really surprised Trump is shocked to learn how Capitalism works?

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-03 04:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Just when other countries learned his rallying cry to "Buy American!"

What's wrong with this sick old yellow dog?

#5 | Posted by CutiePie at 2020-04-04 12:15 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Didn't 3M just tell Trump to f off and they are not obeying any directives from him.

#6 | Posted by bored at 2020-04-04 12:23 AM | Reply

And he's shocked to learn that American companies are actually manufacturing products overseas. And even more shocked to learn that they then sell those products to other countries. I thought he was this "very stable genius" would attended the Wharton School of Business and now he's shocked to learn how capitalism works.


#7 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-04-04 01:02 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You see, Donald, in capitalism you are supposed to make money, not just keep on losing until you go bankrupt and have to borrow more from Russian gangsters.

#8 | Posted by grumpy_too at 2020-04-04 01:44 AM | Reply

#9 | Posted by THomewood at 2020-04-04 03:31 AM | Reply

#9 headline "Berlin: Muller Slams Trump for Confiscating Masks Bought for Police"

I mean, if we're just going off precedent, Germany REALLY didn't help us during WWII...

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-04 03:37 AM | Reply

oh hell.... give that fine upstanding midwestern company another tax break as a reward for not giving a dump.

#11 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-04-04 06:59 AM | Reply

Ahhhh. The miracle of the "free market."

#12 | Posted by anton at 2020-04-04 07:37 AM | Reply

Trump secretly loves these kind of stories.
It's anecdotal but it makes him seem like he is stepping in like a boss.
Fake outrage.

#13 | Posted by eightfifteenpm at 2020-04-04 11:00 AM | Reply

And here's a little tidbit. Trump is now threatening to use his new powers as a 'wartime' president to force 3M to stop selling N95 masks to Canada, which has always purchased them from 3M. Well, it turns out that the wood pulp that's used to produce the 'fabric' which makes-up the bulk of the mask, that wood pulp comes from . . . you guessed it, CANADA.


#14 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-04-04 01:24 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

Just because that ------- is late to the party is not a reason to bump the queue. Lick the bag, DT.

#15 | Posted by Jaspar at 2020-04-04 02:12 PM | Reply

#9 | Posted by THomewood

Yaaa, not sure I am buying this. Masks were made by 3M in China and confiscated in Bangkok? How did the US have anything to do with that? 3M says they don't have an order but I don't trust any major corporation...

#16 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-04-04 02:44 PM | Reply

#13 | Posted by eightfifteenpm

I think it makes him look like an ineffective tool...

#17 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-04-04 02:45 PM | Reply

Looking out for America first.MAGA

#18 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-04-04 03:42 PM | Reply

This news shocked Diaper Donnie because he thought he had the market for overseas medical supply sales sewn up for his family business.

#19 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-04-04 06:00 PM | Reply

Looking out for America first.MAGA

#18 | POSTED BY EFFETEPOSER AT 2020-04-04 03:42 PM | REPLY

You're being sarcastic?

#20 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-04-05 02:10 AM | Reply

#18 | POSTED BY EFFETEPOSER AT 2020-04-04 03:42 PM | REPLY

You're being sarcastic?

#20 | Posted by BruceBanner

Knowing Effete - Yes that was sarcasm.

#21 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-04-05 11:46 AM | Reply

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