President Trump invokes emergency powers, US fights invisible enemy

The rarely-used emergency powers give President Trump tools to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

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President Trump has just invoked emergency powers, something that will marshal medical supplies as the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreck havok on the US and the world.

The 70-year-old Defense Production Act gives President Trump the power to push production by privately-owned companies, in order to manufacture and supply the United States with masks, ventilators, and other medical supplies. President Trump tweeted: "I only signed the Defense Production Act to combat the Chinese Virus should we need to invoke it in a worst case scenario in the future. Hopefully there will be no need, but we are all in this TOGETHER!"

President Trump also recently closed the US-Canada border, with just essential travel allowed. The Trump administration will also be sending relief cheques to millions of struggling Americans, too.

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