The Trump Administration signs on to spend $300 million in taxpayer dollars on an advertising campaign. Their goal is to downplay the seriousness of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic ahead of the election.
The Dept. of Health & Human Services contract was shopped to at least a dozen communications firms throughout July and August. On September 1, it’s awarded to Fors Marsh Group. The idea for the campaign was conceived by Michael Caputo, but he later steps down from HHS after losing his mind on a Facebook Live video.
The contract is for $250 million, but Politico reports that the final cost is over $300 million. Sources told Politico that much of the funding is being forced out of other agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
On September 10, House Democrats launch an investigation into the advertising campaign. In a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar, they say:
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