First caveat: Trump’s executive orders have only as much force as the people implementing them. He can claim, for the cameras, that Tyson will be immune from any incidental loss of life related to keeping the KFC supply lines speeding… but if I’m a Tyson corporate lawyer, I’m gonna want to see something more legally binding. Given that…
BREAKING NEWS: Trump executive order will mandate various meat/egg processing plants stay open. Trump had signaled in Oval minutes ago he'd sign an EO today aimed at Tyson Foods's liability. The order, though, will not be limited to Tyson, I'm told.https://t.co/0J6n10JNrD
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) April 28, 2020
He can order them to open but what if no one shows up? Will natl guard operate?
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) April 28, 2020
"GET OFF THAT VENTILATOR AND SLICE UP SOME MORE BACON!!!"
— Pé (@4everNeverTrump) April 28, 2020
My guess: This is where the Federalist and various Koch ‘think’ tanks suggest the importation of prison labor. Anyone wanna bet against me on that?
So, chicken and pork are important enough to employ the Defense Production Act to force their continued production, but #covid19 tests, masks, gloves, face shields and other #personalprotectiveequipment are not. And will @POTUS send @OSHA_DOL to protect these workers' lives?
— Seth D. Harris (@MrSethHarris) April 28, 2020
Just last week he said the food supply was in great shape 🙄 pic.twitter.com/ssIgKxOlzE
— snow〽️anomics🗽 (@snowmanomics) April 28, 2020
He can’t let McDonalds close down. https://t.co/8iEkI4t2KJ
— Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) April 28, 2020