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Democrats Chastise Trump Decision to Send Ventilators to Russia

President Donald Trump 

President Donald Trump 

Photographer: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

House Democrats are criticizing President Donald Trump’s decision to send 200 ventilators to Russia at a cost to taxpayers of about $5.6 million, saying the equipment should be reserved for coronavirus patients in the U.S.

The ventilators should be kept in the U.S. because of the “urgent” need here, according to a letter sent to the White House Friday by the heads of several House committees. The Trump administration notified Congress about the use of the use of the funds this week.