President Trump To Announce “Major Therapeutic Treatment” Tonight, After Slamming FDA Over HCQ Snub
President Trump To Announce “Major Therapeutic Treatment” Tonight, After Slamming FDA Over HCQ Snub by Tyler Durden for Zero Hedge
Update (9:05ET): President Trump is expected to hold a press conference Sunday evening regarding a major therapeutic “breakthrough” for treating COVID-19, the White House said late Saturday night.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany tweeted:
“News conference with President @realDonaldTrump at 6 pm tomorrow concerning a major therapeutic breakthrough on the China Virus. Secretary Azar and Dr. Hahn will be in attendance,” McEnany tweeted.
News conference with President @realDonaldTrump at 6 pm tomorrow concerning a major therapeutic breakthrough on the China Virus. Secretary Azar and Dr. Hahn will be in attendance.
— Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) August 23, 2020
The press conference comes as the president on Saturday morning suggested the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was ‘deliberately’ slowing down clinical trials for therapeutics and vaccines for coronavirus.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded to the president’s comments, calling them “dangerous:”
“This was a very dangerous statement on the part of the president,” Pelosi said.
“Even for him, it went beyond the pale in terms of how he would jeopardize the health and well-being of the American people.”
— TheDailyCoin.org (@RoryTDC) August 23, 2020
President Trump’s planned press conference this evening begins as US equity futures open for trading. Is Trump trying to jawbone markets higher? Or is this another push for HCQ?
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President Trump took a swipe at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in a pair of Saturday tweets, accusing the “deep state, or whoever, over at the FDA” of delaying human vaccine trials by “making it very difficult for drug companies to get people” (test subjects) so that trial results aren’t known until after the 2020 election.
“Must focus on speed, and saving lives!” Trump concluded, tagging FDA Commissioner Stephen Hawn, who he appointed to the role.