Trump Keeps Fuming Over HHS IG’s Time In Obama Admin

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters following a meeting of his coronavirus task force at the White House on April 06, 2020. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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President Trump on Tuesday continued airing his grievances against the HHS inspector general, who authored a new report finding “severe” shortages of testing supplies.

During the White House coronavirus task force briefing Monday evening, Trump grew increasingly exasperated as reporters pressed him about the testing shortages mentioned in the HHS inspector general’s report.

Trump then took aim at the the author of the report, HHS principal deputy inspector general Christi Grimm, by falsely accusing her of being an Obama administration holdover.

The next day, the President continued griping about her time in the Obama administration in a Tuesday tweet.

Grimm, who is a career official, began working at the inspector general’s office in 1999 during the Clinton administration. She would later work for both the Bush and Obama administrations.

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  1. Gone in 2 scaramuccis.

  2. Yeah, she’s as good as fired. And she knew it when she issued that report. Hero.

  3. No surprise. He’s already decided the US Constitution is an Obama-era holdover, so what can a measly IG expect?

  4. That 17,000 is right around the corner, Donnie.

  5. Why talk to Trumpian sycophants? No reason at all. Talk to those who desperately need the protective gear, drugs, ventilators and more. She did. And they told her the truth: Trump and his minions have failed miserably in their task of helping US citizens in our dire time of need.

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