President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday to blast the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and commissioner Stephen Hahn for making it difficult for drug companies to test their vaccines on people — and accused them of doing so for political purposes.
The deep state, or whoever, over at the FDA is making it very difficult for drug companies to get people in order to test the vaccines and therapeutics. Obviously, they are hoping to delay the answer until after November 3rd. Must focus on speed, and saving lives! @SteveFDA
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 22, 2020
Trump changing the rules
The Trump administration announced last week that it would allow privately developed coronavirus tests to be used without FDA review because the FDA doesn’t have the authority to regulate lab-developed tests of any kind, The Hill reported.
Of course, Democrats jumped right on Trump’s comments as evidence that he is recklessly pushing for a coronavirus vaccine even at the cost of people’s health.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Trump’s statement was “very dangerous” in a Saturday press briefing.
Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet (D) sent out his own tweet accusing the president of “dangerous and unhinged conspiracy theories” about the virus.
The president’s dangerous and unhinged conspiracy theories continue to undermine our doctors and scientists and make it more difficult to respond to the pandemic. pic.twitter.com/zdaLrKCu0X
— Michael Bennet (@SenatorBennet) August 22, 2020
Sadly, many parts of the government establishment run by Democrats, and even some anti-Trump Republicans, seem determined to do whatever they can to slow down improvements or a resolution to the coronavirus outbreak, thinking it hurts Trump if they do so.
The White House announced Sunday morning that Trump would have a press conference on Sunday evening to unveil a newly-discovered therapeutic treatment for the coronavirus, but don’t be hopeful that any effective treatment will be allowed between now and the election.
Undoubtedly, Trump’s therapeutic will be attacked from all sides the same way hydroxychloroquine was, just because Trump advocated it at the time.
Since then, many doctors have touted the cheap and readily available drug for saving many of their patients while Democrats continue to attack it — in spite of a major Henry Ford Health System study showing its effectiveness.
It seems that Democrats and never-Trumpers don’t care how many people get sick or die from this virus if it means getting Donald Trump out of office.