Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) email thingie kicks off their day as follows:
AXIOS’ JONATHAN SWAN had a great scoop Sunday night about a tiff involving PETER NAVARRO and ANTHONY FAUCI over the usefulness of hydroxychloroquine.
THE STORY got us thinking … WE NOW HAVE:
— TRUMP, the president who has no medical background to speak of, offering his views about the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine. At Sunday’s impromptu briefing, he even said, “What do I know? I’m not a doctor” after opining that it just might be worthwhile to try the medicine.
— NAVARRO, the trade representative, who has been toting a pile of research into a White House meeting about the drug. Why is he even given a stage to talk about medicine?
— The WASHINGTON POST with a terrific story this morning that describesRUDY GIULIANI as “personal science adviser” to TRUMP. To our knowledge, GIULIANI has as much experience with medicine and drugs as we have flying military air tankers, which is to say none.
— JARED KUSHNER — whose background is running a family real estate business — taking a role quarterbacking the government’s response to the crisis, offering his views on things like emergency preparedness, and how many ventilators each state needs.
BTW, WHEN A REPORTER asked FAUCI about hydroxychloroquine Sunday night at the White House briefing, TRUMP stepped in and said, “You know how many times he’s answered that question? Maybe 15. … You don’t have to ask the question.”
So what’s the over-, under- on Lord Damp Nut (and his extended family of hucksters and other bad players) having some skin in the hydroxychloroquine grift? It seems so obvious to me that he’s shilling that snake oil for a reason.
Good work, Stable Jenius. So even if this snake oil somehow or other works, scarcity will now drive up the cost like common N95 masks and ventilators. He’s definitely got his mango-hued paws in the supply chain somewhere.