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Public Citizen Calls for Independent Medical Experts to Evaluate President Trump Following Positive COVID-19 Diagnosis

WASHINGTON - Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen, released the following statement today after the White House announced President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19:

“It seems clear that the Trump White House aimed to suppress the news about Hope Hicks’ positive COVID-19 test. And knowing about Hick’s positive test, Donald Trump traveled to a fundraiser, where he was in close proximity to dozens of people, when he should have been in quarantine.


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“In light of his positive COVID-19 test, the American public must have truthful and timely information about how sick Donald Trump truly may be. Unfortunately, Trump and the White House cannot be trusted to share this information.

“To provide confidence to the American people that they know what’s going on, Trump should agree to let independent medical experts evaluate him regularly and have complete access to his medical records, so there can be timely, truthful and fulsome public reports on his condition.”


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