Mark Meadows

NYTVIRUS - Chief of Staff Mark Meadows looks on as President Donald Trump meets with Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards in the Oval Office, Wednesday, April 29, 2020.  ( Photo by Doug Mills/The New York Times)
Where Things Stand: If The CDC Chief Isn’t ‘Closest To The Process’ Of Vaccine Creation, Who Is? Prime Badge
This is your TPM afternoon briefing.

We covered news this morning of White House chief of staff Mark Meadows attempts to distance President Trump’s own CDC director from the vaccine development process in order to adhere to Trump’s own political narrative surrounding its creation.

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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 23:  Rep. Mark Meadows, (R-N.C), speaks to members of the media during a closed session on Capitol Hill on October 23, 2019 in Washington, DC. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper was on Capitol Hill to testify to the committees for the ongoing impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. (Photo by Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images)
Armed homeowners standing in front of their house along Portland Place confront protesters as they march to Mayor Lyda Krewson's house on Sunday, June 28, 2020, in the Central West End in St. Louis. (Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)
NYTVIRUS - Chief of Staff Mark Meadows looks on as President Donald Trump meets with Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards in the Oval Office, Wednesday, April 29, 2020.  ( Photo by Doug Mills/The New York Times)
Where Things Stand: Mark Meadows’ ‘Biggest Concern’
This is your TPM early-afternoon briefing.

In what appears to be an attempt to contradict a recent report in the New York Times — that President Trump spends his days eating french fries and obsessing over the TV — newly minted chief-of-staff Mark Meadows told the New York Post this weekend that his “biggest concern” as a top White House official is making sure Trump eats lunch.

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Where Things Stand: Meadows Isn’t Done
This is your TPM mid-morning briefing.

Newly minted White House chief of staff Mark Meadows was behind the decision to replace the White House press secretary with one of President Trump’s most ardent defenders on his reelection campaign.

And he’s not stopping there.

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