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Pro-Trump Doctors to Promote Reopening States Despite CDC Warnings

HeadlineMay 21, 2020

Republican political operatives have begun recruiting pro-Trump doctors to make TV and radio appearances to promote the case for reopening states’ economies, even where they’ve failed to meet safety benchmarks set by the CDC. This is Republican Party strategist Nancy Schulze, speaking in leaked audio of a conference call obtained by the Center for Media and Democracy.

Nancy Schulze: “There is a coalition of doctors’ coalitions who are extremely pro-Trump, that have been preparing and coming together for the war ahead in the campaign on healthcare. And these doctors could be activated for this conversation now.”

Protesters left mock body bags outside the White House Wednesday as part of a National Day of Mourning to condemn the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak. Some protesters held signs reading “Trump lies, people die.”

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