AP FACT CHECK: Trump hype on auto industry and ventilators

President Donald Trump is falsely asserting how quickly automakers including GM, Ford and Tesla can manufacture ventilators to help fill an acute U.S. shortage of the medical equipment for coronavirus patients. That’s the finding of an AP Fact Check. In fact, Ford and GM have yet to start production. It would take those companies months, if not longer, to begin production, if it’s even possible. Tesla CEO Elon Musk says his company was “working on ventilators” but he didn’t specify how long it might take. His tweets also questioned the need and said it couldn’t be done immediately.  (AP)

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