LORDSTOWN, Ohio (KDKA) – President Trump is calling on the abandoned GM plant in Lordstown, Ohio to start making ventilators amid the coronavirus outbreak.

In a Tweet Friday, President Trump demanded Ford and GM to start making much-needed ventilators.

“General Motors MUST immediately open their stupidly abandoned Lordstown plant in Ohio, or some other plant, and START MAKING VENTILATORS, NOW!!!!!!” the president tweeted.

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About 4,500 people at worked at the factory near Youngstown before it began cutting production.

Now, CBS Detroit reports Ford and General Motors are suspending planned re-openings of factories. Ford says their factories will remain closed indefinitely.

Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.