WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reports late yesterday afternoon indicated that Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) plans to spend $250 million taxpayer dollars to “defeat despair and inspire hope’” in the American public. Most of this money is expected to be spent before January 1.
This comes at a time when the Trump administration is under scrutiny for putting political pressure on the Food and Drug Administration for developing a vaccine and other COVID treatments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention around its testing guidelines.
Accountable.US released the following statement on behalf of its president, Kyle Herrig, in response:
“If the president really wanted to ‘inspire hope,’ he would follow experts’ advice and work to actually address the ongoing public health crisis and support American families rather than pretending the issue has been taken care of. Taxpayer dollars should go towards helping Americans through this crisis, not with bolstering the administration’s image or other political purposes. We need greater transparency around this decision to ensure that this is in the American people’s best interest, not just President Trump’s.”