March 24, 2020
President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday to prevent hoarding and price gouging during the coronavirus crisis.
“This sends a strong message – we will not let those hoarding vital supplies and price gougers to harm the health of America in this hour of need,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement.
The details of the executive order were not immediately made available to reporters, other than a photo of President Trump signing the order in the Oval Office with Attorney General Bill Barr at his side.
Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro warned price gougers on Sunday that they would be punished.