Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Friday, April 24, 2020

In early March, Mike Bowen, the executive vice president of the medical mask manufacturer Prestige Ameritech, found the perfect way to drum up some federal business: He went on Steve Bannon's podcast, which is highly popular at the White House. ... A month later, at the explicit request of the White House, Prestige Ameritech had a $9.5 million contract with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It then won another deal with the state of Texas and was given 50 National Guard members, deployed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, to work shifts at its suburban Fort Worth manufacturing facility.


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Using the unilateral authority of the White House, Trump and his aides have consolidated power in a period of national crisis, picking winners and losers based in part on personal relationships, ideological affinity and partisan loyalty.


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And yet those who claim to hate government the most will defend this the loudest.

#1 | Posted by jpw at 2020-04-25 12:39 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Since this is one of Trump's scams, the likely predictable outcome of this story will be an investigation of Prestige Ameritech for the manufacturing of sub-standard PPEs resulting in the deaths of thousands of hospital workers and other first responders.

I'd be very surprised if it turns out otherwise.

#2 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-04-25 01:26 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

good thing we have oversight in place for the coronavirus stimulus.

#3 | Posted by truthhurts at 2020-04-25 01:29 AM | Reply

"good thing we have oversight in place for the coronavirus stimulus."


My best guess is that Prestige Ameritech is earmarked to by-pass FDA, CDC, and HHS's stamp of approval.


I'm equally interested in how much of Prestige Ameritech's profits end up in Trump's campaign coffers.

Anybody want to lay odds on that?

Trump never does anything for free. Guaranteed he's got his fingers in the pot.

#4 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-04-25 02:50 AM | Reply

I'm quite sure they got three quotes on every contract and didn't just give contracts to their buddies. Oh wait, it's the Trump administration. Never mind.

Get ready to be raped.

#5 | Posted by danni at 2020-04-25 07:12 AM | Reply

Are Deplorables ever gonna figure out the beautiful girl they fell in love with only really cares the dollar bills they tuck into his g-string?

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-25 12:30 PM | Reply

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