Daily Beast: The Trump administration has appointed two political operatives to posts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in an attempt to control the messaging on the coronavirus pandemic, the Associated Press reports.
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— Operation MAGA (@OperationMAGA) October 16, 2020
President Trump's assertion that 85% of mask-wearers get coronavirus is false. The CDC said this interpretation of a recent report is incorrect.
— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 16, 2020
NEW: The Trump administration in June installed two political appointees to CDC headquarters who have no public health background.
They have instead been tasked with keeping an eye its scientists and Dr. Robert Redfield, the agency director https://t.co/grWIlMCr3s
— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) October 16, 2020
The appointments of the “politicals” are meant to control leaks coming out of the agency that the sources said were “upsetting the apple cart” within the Trump White House.