- White House chief of staff Mark Meadows defended President Donald Trump describing the Food and Drug Administration as part of a “deep state” conspiracy that is slowing coronavirus treatment development to affect the November presidential election.
- Meadows said in a “Fox News Sunday” interview that Trump was “right to call” out the agency in a stroke of “unprecedented action.”
- Trump is slated to announce a “breakthrough” coronavirus treatment Sunday evening, which Meadows said on ABC’s “This Week” would put the “heat” on the agency, where “there are a number of people that do not see the same sense of urgency as he sees.”
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White House chief of staff Mark Meadows defended President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated accusation that the Food and Drug Administration is part of a “deep state” conspiracy to hold up the development of a treatment for the novel coronavirus.