Mark Meadows Says Dr. Fauci Blocked “Anything That Was Not Big Pharma”

(FreedomBeacon.com)- Mark Meadows, the White House Chief of Staff under President Donald Trump, recently told Steve Bannon that Dr. Anthony Fauci did not support any medical measures, advice, or products that did not come from Big Pharma.

On Monday, Meadows made shocking allegations about the most prominent face of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, describing how Fauci and the left-wing press have inaccurately portrayed President Trump’s response to the pandemic and the efforts taken to protect American citizens.

He also discussed a recent CNN special in which Dr. Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx claimed that deaths could have been mitigated if the U.S. government’s response was different.

That’s the thanks the president gets for creating Operation Warp Speed and allowing pharmaceutical companies to work without the burden of excessive regulation to deliver a vaccine in record time?

Birx made the wild claim that all deaths beyond the first 100,000 could have been mitigated, despite no other major Western nation being able to keep the number of deaths so low in comparison to population. The CNN propaganda report didn’t even bat an eyelid at the shocking claim.

Meadows said that the whole interview and report was a “thing of lies and misrepresentations,” with the comments about hydroxychloroquine being “probably the worst.”

Meadows referenced Fauci’s opposition to the use of hydroxychloroquine, a therapeutic drug that was already approved by the FDA and showed promising signs of helping reduce COVID-19 symptoms in patients. He also explained how President Trump did everything he could to reduce the impact that the virus had on the American people and economy, but Fauci didn’t want to know.

“Every single therapeutic option we continued to press down and look at, and say we needed clinical data to support,” Meadows told Bannon.

“We said let’s go ahead and make sure,” he continued. “We had so many people coming down with this virus that from a clinical trial standpoint, you could do clinical trials much more quickly and efficiently.”

And yet, Meadows said, they found that it was “just a complete Heisman on anything that was not by Big Pharma.”

Meadows also called Birx’s absurd claims that deaths beyond 100,000 could have been mitigated as “patently false.”

Which, obviously, they are.