UPDATED 12:55 PM PT — Thursday, May 14, 2020
President Trump has criticized the testimony of HHS whistleblower Dr. Rick Bright. While departing for Pennsylvania this week, he called the ousted director of vaccine development a “disgruntled employee” and added he’s never met Bright.
The doctor visited Capitol Hill on Thursday to speak on his removal from the agency. He claimed he was dismissed for allegedly pushing back against recommending hydroxychloroquine to suffering states.
The president went on to say those who worked closely with Bright disapproved of the job he was doing.
“I’ve watched this guy for a little this morning, to me he’s nothing more than a disgruntled, unhappy person… There are a lot of people that do not like the job he did. I don’t know him, I never met him, I don’t want to meet him. I watched him and he looks like an angry, disgruntled employee who, frankly, according to some people didn’t do a very good job.” – Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States
In the meantime, the president confirmed he expects a working vaccine to start treating people with coronavirus by the end of the year.