Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said Dr. Tony Fauci did not support any that was “not Big Pharma.”
On War Room, Monday, Meadows and Stephen K. Bannon reacted to the CNN special that tried to rewrite history of the Trump administration’s pandemic response.
“In a whole thing of lies and misrepresentations, the hydroxy was probably the worst,” said Bannon.
Meadows explained that during the pandemic President Trump focused on any therapeutic possible to mitigate symptoms of the virus. This included hydroxychloroquine, a widely used FDA-approved drug that CNN demonized following President Trump’s support for trying the treatment.
“Every single therapeutic option we continued to press down and look at, and say we needed clinical data to support,” Meadows said. “We said let’s go ahead and make sure. We had so many people coming down with this virus that from a clinical trial standpoint, you could do clinical trials much more quickly and efficiently.”
“And yet what we found was was just a complete Heisman on anything that was not by Big Pharma,” Meadows said.
Meadows refuted large parts of the CNN special, including Dr. Birx’s claims that deaths could have been mitigated as “patently false.”