WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that he expected thousands of urgently needed ventilators will be produced as part of the United States’ response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The president, speaking at a signing ceremony for a coronavirus economic relief bill, did not specify if he was referring to devices that General Motors Co will be required to make under a Defense Production Act order he issued.

(Reporting by Diane Bartz; Editing by Tim Ahmann)