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After one tweet to President Trump, this man got $69 million from New York for ventilators | Buzzfeed News
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After one tweet to President Trump, this man got $69 million from New York for ventilators | Buzzfeed News

Near the end of March, President Trump sent a tweet asking Ford and General Motors to start manufacturing ventilators amidst the coronavirus. Yaron Oren-Pines, an electrical engineer in Silicon Valley, responded and claimed that his company had ventilators that he could sell. Three days later, New York state had paid him $69.1 million in exchange for 1,450 of the much-needed ventilators. However, they never received any of them. A month later New York cancelled the contract and is working to recover their money and find a new distributor.¬† Oren-Pines has been reached by phone, but his only words were ‚Äúneither me nor my company is providing any comment on this.‚ÄĚ

Source: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rosalindadams/after-one-tweet-to-president-trump-this-man-got-69-million

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