Trump Team Bent COVID-19 Guidance For Politics, House Dems Claim

The Trump administration regularly interfered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s public health messaging early in the coronavirus pandemic to bend to the administration’s political interests, a House investigation alleges.

The Democratic-led House select subcommittee on the coronavirus crisis said interviews with top officials who worked at the CDC and Department of Health and Human Services during the time, including former Director Dr. Robert Redfield, emails, and other evidence revealed how Trump-appointed aides “usurped control of CDC communications” and overruled top scientists to water down messaging regarding faith communities, polling locations and voters, and testing.

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