The New York Post reports:
The White House is touting a “breakthrough” on a coronavirus therapeutic that President Trump will announce in a news conference Sunday evening. Trump will make the announcement alongside Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and the director of the Food and Drug Administration Stephen Hahn.
Earlier Saturday, Trump accused the FDA of delaying possible treatments to disrupt his re-election campaign. In another Tweet on Saturday, Trump said “many doctors and studies disagree” with the FDA “revoking emergency use authorization” of hydroxychloroquine, an unproven anti-malarial drug the president has pitched.
News conference with President @realDonaldTrump at 6 pm tomorrow concerning a major therapeutic breakthrough on the China Virus. Secretary Azar and Dr. Hahn will be in attendance.
— Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) August 23, 2020
Wow what an amazing coincidence that there’s an unreported scientific breakthrough on the Sunday before the RNC right before Biden’s big prime time interview, amazing
— Matt Singer (@matthewjsinger) August 23, 2020
What’s “the China virus?” That’s not the name of a real virus.
And why the secrecy about a “therapeutic breakthrough?” Has there not been any peer review for whatever this is? Is the data supporting it not public?
Is this yet another snake oil scam from him?
— Max Kennerly (@MaxKennerly) August 23, 2020
— Laurence T 💙 (@laurence8645) August 23, 2020
You announce on a Saturday night at near midnight that he has a supposed therapeutic breakthrough but he has to golf all day first and wait until 6 pm Sunday to tell us?!?!
— Suzanne Lindbergh (@suzannebuzz) August 23, 2020