White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said that President Trump will hold a press conference Sunday night to announce a ‘major therapeutic breakthrough’ for coronavirus.
McEnany tweeted late Saturday night that US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Food and Drug Administration head Stephen Hahn would be attending the 6pm Sunday press conference about the ‘China Virus’ breakthrough.
She did not hint at what the supposed breakthrough might be. She did, however, use one of Trump’s two divisive nicknames for coronavirus.
The FDA revoked its authorization of the emergency use of the two drugs to treat coronavirus patients on June 15, citing the fact that clinical trials showed the drugs had ‘no benefit for decreasing the likelihood of death or speeding recovery.’
On Saturday, Trump dredged up a tweet about the FDA revoking the authorization from two and a half weeks ago and wrote: ‘Many doctors and studies disagree with this!’
He did not provide any examples of doctors or studies to back up his statement.
Earlier on Saturday, Trump also accused ‘The deep state, or whoever’ at the FDA of holding up testing for coronavirus vaccines and therapeutics.
‘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,’ Trump tweeted.
‘Obviously, they are hoping to delay the answer until after November 3rd. Must focus on speed, and saving lives!’
Trump tagged FDA Hahn in the tweet.
On Thursday, Hahn had said that he could not speculate on when the FDA might approve a coronavirus vaccine, but said that the process was moving quickly.
‘That’s not because anyone has been cutting corners. It’s because it’s taken a concerted effort and we haven’t done things in sequence, we’ve done things in parallel,’ Hahn told Gray DC.
Despite Trump saying that he wanted the vaccine to be ready by early November, Hahn said that: ‘The only facts FDA will lo….