“The meager guidelines for safely reopening the country released this week are the latest sign of the Trump administration’s efforts to sideline the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the increasing tension between the White House and the world-renowned public health agency.”
“With Americans waiting for expert advice on how to resume a semblance of normal life during the pandemic, the CDC released just six short “decision trees” Thursday while the rest of its lengthy proposal remains under review at the White House,where it has been for weeks.”
“President Trump’s relentless focus on the most dire public health and economic crises in modern U.S. history must be excruciatingly stressful to him, which is surely why he took a short break Monday night to unleash an insane rant about a digital ad.”
“That rant comes as new reporting indicates that Trump is rebooting his reelection strategy, to move past the coronavirus and on to his plans to rebuild our economy in spectacular fashion.”
The White House on Monday released President Trump’s fiscal year 2021 budget proposal, which calls for cuts to HHS, Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal health care agencies and programs. And while the budget proposal likely won’t gain traction in Congress, it offers some insights into the Trump administration’s health care priorities for Trump’s remaining term as president—and his second term if he is re-elected.