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CDC Scientists Aren’t Undermining Trump, Agency’s Chief Says

Sept. 16, 2020, 3:57 PM

Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention aren’t trying to undermine President Donald Trump and don’t have “deep state ulterior motives,” Director Robert Redfield told a Senate committee Wednesday.

Redfield made those comments in response to a Facebook video Sunday where top HHS spokesman Michael Caputo claimed the CDC harbored a “resistance unit” meant to undermine the president. “There are scientists working for this government who do not want America to get better,” Caputo said in the video.

Redfield said those comments “deeply saddened” him because the CDC staff uses its skills “to protect the American public.”

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