Donald Trump shot his former health adviser, Rick Bright, who filed a whistleblower complaint earlier this week after the White House fired him from his job as a search officer. Covid-19 vaccine last month.
“I have never met Dr. Bright. I don’t know who he is. I have not heard good things about it. I have not heard good things about it at all. To me, he looks like a disgruntled employee who is trying to help Democrats win an election, “Trump said on Wednesday.
Since 2016, Mr. Bright has headed the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA). He was demoted in April to a position at the National Institutes of Health.
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Trump did not punch in his criticism of Mr. Bright on Wednesday, although he did not provide details of what Mr. Bright did to gain his anger, other than showing of disloyalty.
“They didn’t think he had done a very good job, if I understand correctly,” Trump said of Mr. Bright on Wednesday.
“He’s a disgruntled guy. And I don’t think disgruntled people should be working for a certain administration, “he said.
Mr. Trump searched Mr. Bright’s legal team.
“If you look at his lawyers, his lawyers are the same as those used by other people,” said Mr. Trump.
One of Bright’s lawyers, Debra Katz, previously represented Christine Blasey Ford, a Californian psychiatrist who accused the Supreme Court judge of sexual misconduct at a party when they were teenagers.
Mr. Bright’s lawyers argued in the complaint that his ousting from HHS violated whistleblower protection law because he was allegedly kicked after “many cases of protected activity”.
Wednesday was not the first time that Trump has denounced a whistleblower. The president has repeatedly criticized the whistleblower in the intelligence community whose complaint about the administration’s policy for Ukraine ultimately led to his dismissal.
Earlier this year, Trump removed the intelligence community’s inspector general Michael Atkinson, who brought the complaint from the Ukrainian whistleblower to Congress, who launched the indictment probe.