White House tells FDA official to approve vaccine or resign; vaccine approved

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Mark Meadows, Trump’s White House chief of staff, tells Food and Drug Administration commissioner Stephen Hahn to submit his resignation if the FDA hasn’t authorized emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the day.

Donald Trump also publicly pressures the FDA and Hahn through his favorite online platform.

On Twitter Friday, President Trump pressured the agency publicly as well. He called it “a big, old, slow turtle,” and demanded: “Get the dam vaccines out NOW, Dr. Hahn @SteveFDA. Stop playing games and start saving lives!!!”

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The Pfizer vaccine is approved hours later.

The Washington Post reports on the phone call first. Hahn later denies that Meadows pressured him in any way.

In August, Hahn lied about another coronavirus treatment after public pressure from Trump.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/12/11/trump-stephen-hahn-fda-covid-vaccine/

https://www.axios.com/white-house-fda-threat-coronavirus-vaccine-ca8ecd8f-f333-4ea2-95cf-021be01ce920.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/12/11/trump-stephen-hahn-fda-covid-vaccine/

Photo: Daniel Schludi

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Dates on Trump File reflect when something happens, not when it's first reported.

Mark Meadows, Trump’s White House chief of staff, tells Food and Drug Administration commissioner Stephen Hahn to submit his resignation if the FDA hasn’t authorized emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the day.

Donald Trump also publicly pressures the FDA and Hahn through his favorite online platform.

On Twitter Friday, President Trump pressured the agency publicly as well. He called it “a big, old, slow turtle,” and demanded: “Get the dam vaccines out NOW, Dr. Hahn @SteveFDA. Stop playing games and start saving lives!!!”

Axios

The Pfizer vaccine is approved hours later.

The Washington Post reports on the phone call first. Hahn later denies that Meadows pressured him in any way.

In August, Hahn lied about another coronavirus treatment after public pressure from Trump.

Sources

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/12/11/trump-stephen-hahn-fda-covid-vaccine/

https://www.axios.com/white-house-fda-threat-coronavirus-vaccine-ca8ecd8f-f333-4ea2-95cf-021be01ce920.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/12/11/trump-stephen-hahn-fda-covid-vaccine/

Photo: Daniel Schludi

NOTE FROM TF

Some files are incomplete as the site is still young and Trump world moves fast. Please use the source links to read further if a topic interests you or if you doubt its authenticity. I plan to go back and build on every file in the future.

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