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.
Why didn’t the I.G., who spent 8 years with the Obama Administration (Did she Report on the failed H1N1 Swine Flu debacle where 17,000 people died?), want to talk to the Admirals, Generals, V.P. & others in charge, before doing her report. Another Fake Dossier!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 7, 2020
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.