President Donald Trump speaks on protecting Americas seniors from the COVID-19 pandemic in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC on April 30, 2020.
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The White House has moved to oust an inspector general at the Department of Health and Human Services weeks after the official presented President Donald Trump with a report showing that hospitals responding to the coronavirus pandemic are lacking in necessary supplies.
In a press release sent Friday night after normal business hours, the White House announced that Jason Weida, an assistant U.S. attorney in Boston, would take over for Principal Deputy Inspector General Christi Grimm.
Weida’s nomination comes weeks after Trump delivered swift backlash to Grimm over Twitter, challenging Grimm’s credentials and accusing her of peddling “fake” information.
“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…