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Trump Rips 'Creep' Whistleblower, '60 Minutes' Virus Report

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Dr. Rick Bright (Greg Nash/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 18 May 2020 07:01 AM

President Donald Trump took aim at "60 Minutes" in a series of tweets Monday morning after the news program aired an interview with a whistleblower who says the administration ignored his coronavirus warnings.

".@60Minutes & third place anchor, @NorahODonnell, are doing everything in their power to demean our Country, much to the benefit of the Radical Left Democrats. Tonight they put on yet another Fake 'Whistleblower', a disgruntled employee who supports Dems, fabricates stories, &… spews lies," Trump wrote.

He added, "@60Minutes report was incorrect, which they couldn't care less about. Fake News! I don't know this guy, never met him, but don't like what I see. How can a creep like this show up to work tomorrow & report to @SecAzar, his boss, after trashing him on T.V.?"

Trump closed the thread by writing, "This whole Whistleblower racket needs to be looked at very closely, it is causing great injustice & harm. I hope you are listening @SenSusanCollins I also hope that Shari Redstone will take a look at her poorly performing gang. She knows how to make things right!"

Dr. Rick Bright claims the White House did not take his warnings seriously when he spoke out about the coronavirus outbreak earlier this year. He said he was removed from his job as director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, which is part of Health and Human Services, after he declined to promote the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19.

Trump has touted the purported benefits of hydroxychloroquine several times despite a lack of clear evidence that would suggest it can help patients battling the virus.

During Sunday's "60 Minutes" episode, Bright told Norah O'Donnell that he recognized the signs of a potential pandemic in January and raised his concerns during a meeting led by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.

Bright said no one else at the meeting shared his concerns and he accused Azar of ignoring the warnings.

Trump followed up Monday morning with a tweet slamming Bright and O'Donnell again:

"So the so-called HHS Whistleblower was against HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE. Then why did he make, and sign, an emergency use authorization? @NorahODonnell said, “He shared his concerns with a reporter.” In other words, he LEAKED. A dumb @60Minutes hit job on a grandstanding Never Trumper!"

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President Donald Trump took aim at "60 Minutes" in a series of tweets Monday morning after the news program aired an interview with a whistleblower who says the administration ignored his coronavirus warnings. "60Minutes & third place anchor, Norah O'Donnell...
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