Dr. Bright: I Was Pressured To Let Politics, Cronyism Drive Decisions Over Science | MSNBC

Dr. Bright: I Was Pressured To Let Politics, Cronyism Drive Decisions Over Science | MSNBC 1


Dr. Rick Bright, an ousted Health and Human Services officia, is alleging that the Trump administration pressured him to award contracts on the basis of politics and disregarding scientific opinion.
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Dr. Bright: I Was Pressured To Let Politics, Cronyism Drive Decisions Over Science | MSNBC

112 Comments on "Dr. Bright: I Was Pressured To Let Politics, Cronyism Drive Decisions Over Science | MSNBC"

  1. Is anyone surprised?
    Trump’s unfit for office. Any office.

  2. Joe Stewart | May 5, 2020 at 5:38 PM | Reply

    Dump does not like smart people they make him look stupid.

    • Tamar Rosenberg-Walker | May 8, 2020 at 1:14 PM | Reply

      Wallace Mulls : there we go with the token name calling response. You have no argument to defend trump so you nMe call like a big baby.

    • Tamar Rosenberg-Walker | May 8, 2020 at 1:16 PM | Reply

      Crystal Giddens : no your getting confused that tactic is Faux news.

    • Máire Walton | May 8, 2020 at 2:31 PM | Reply

      Joe Stewart … that’s not difficult… no one makes the thug look more stupid than the thug himself! He knows nothing about anything, but everything about nothing. He’s a moronic, malignant parasite.

    • Máire Walton | May 8, 2020 at 2:33 PM | Reply

      daidesign121 …. everything shows him to be moronically, intellectually, ethically, morally and emotionally bankrupt.

    • B.J Cameron | May 8, 2020 at 7:12 PM | Reply

      @Tamar Rosenberg-Walker …..take a hammer and hit a nail hard enough, it will eventually secure the wood. Quiet Americans voted for the Trump outsider because the Washington Ruling Class forgot about the American People. The Ruling Class used the Hammer and forgot about the Nail and the Wood.Trade Deals and Immigration Standards and Prison Reform are just a few of the many good things to come out of the Trump Administration.

  3. Listen up Americans,The rest of the world is laughing at you guys!

  4. Curtis Joseph | May 5, 2020 at 5:44 PM | Reply

    The Administration is so horrible

    • @gomez lido I actually meant cogent.Again the example you gave is still the failure of the executive branch,any actions/oversight required by the congress is what is expected in the upcoming hearings and the judicial branch has no current role since there is no issue of interpretation of the constitution pertaining the handling of pandemic so far.In the absence of any clear answers to my questions and from your previous attempts to deflect then I agree we have nothing to discuss

    • gomez lido | May 6, 2020 at 1:28 AM | Reply

      @Kevdee A I look forward to November

    • @gomez lido Hey Gomez, Maybe we have misunderstood each other.I am definitely down for voting out Trump as he has shown himself to be incompetent ,if that’s what you are talking about. I just don’t see what congress or the judicial system could have done so far to change the handling of the pandemic. Maybe the upcoming hearings will change that.

    • gomez lido | May 6, 2020 at 1:47 AM | Reply

      @Kevdee A perhaps misunderstanding is afoot. Trump, for the sake and future of the country, needs to be voted out along McConnell and Graham. Somehow, Trump has tricked everyone into believing that he is feeble minded when in fact he has managed to eliminate the system of checks and balances so that both the courts and Congress have utterly failed in containing him. In so far the COVID 19 is concerned my particular concern is that the man in question will have made a fortune at the expense of so many. My apologies if I am a tad passionate.

    • gomez lido | May 6, 2020 at 1:52 AM | Reply

      @John Edward not to mention the stimulus money disabled vets are getting cheated of. Not the best time to be either a Veteran or a member of the military.

  5. “Pressured To Let Politics, Cronyism Drive Decisions Over Science”…yup, that pretty much sums up the trump administration.

    • Colin Dunbar | May 5, 2020 at 6:28 PM | Reply

      Pretty much sums up every Republican Administration in the US

    • Robin Fleet | May 5, 2020 at 6:37 PM | Reply

      It is clear in all those resignations and firings that if you don’t do as ‘the Trump’ asks, you don’t stay in the role and you lose the ability to affect the issue. This is the reason that surrounding yourself in ‘yes men’ and ignoring informed opposition is dangerous and ill-advised. All those interim positions with no autonomy to offer informed guidance, merely yes men heading positions to rubber stamp Trump’s directives. When the only voice you hear in your head is that of your own the fall is not far.

    • Fifer McGee | May 5, 2020 at 9:28 PM | Reply

      Throw the lot of them out of office. Defeat in November.

    • climate collapse issue too

  6. White Dragon | May 5, 2020 at 5:46 PM | Reply

    Finally someone with a pair to stand up to Mr Stupid in the White House.

    • Rain Walker | May 5, 2020 at 7:28 PM | Reply

      Trump is more than stupid, he’s a criminal.

    • I don’t feel he is stupid. He is smart enough to make people vote for him

    • Well said👍

    • Rain Walker | May 7, 2020 at 1:06 PM | Reply

      @R OwO
      It doesn’t take any smarts to convince gullible people to vote for you when you appeal to their racist beliefs. Trump didn’t accomplish it all by himself. Wikileaks, Putin and his trolls, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and right-wing media, including FOX, and talk-show hosts were there to help him.
      I feel certain that if the Internet and FOX didn’t exist, Trump would not have ended up in the White House.

      Racism is the main thing that binds Trump to his base. Some of these people hated Obama because he dared to become president, and Trump played on their hatred with the birtherism conspiracy.

    • Charles Ringling | May 10, 2020 at 9:54 PM | Reply

      He is lying because he is making false claims against chloroquine. There are 3 2020 Chloroquine studies showing it works against covid 19, one from france, oxford and i think john hopkins. 1 in 2009 too. He is also saying he knew back when the who and china was saying it’s not contagious and we had no samples in the United States. I can not believe it is true because facts say otherwise.

  7. andrea Perry | May 5, 2020 at 5:47 PM | Reply

    Although nobody should be surprised by how this administration operates, we are grateful for the courage and honesty of this man.

    • Kathy Franklund | May 5, 2020 at 8:18 PM | Reply

      Zeel Farshmek , you forgot to mention that the earth is flat to and that climate change doesn’t exist. But really what’s the sense talking to a Trump person nothings going to change their mind,They worship this man, no matter what! He’s such a buffoon I’ll he does is angry tweet all over the place and his people just love it and then he decides that tweets have now become executive orders! Because he will not back down when he is wrong!Could you imagine being his 13-year-old son and going oh my this is my father!

    • Fifer McGee | May 5, 2020 at 9:26 PM | Reply

      Thank you Dr. Bright and the best of everything in the future. America needs and supports you. God bless.

    • Which man?

    • Chris Alvarado | May 7, 2020 at 2:45 PM | Reply

      Cliff Medina nobody ask

    • Charles Ringling | May 10, 2020 at 9:59 PM | Reply

      He is obviously lying, i read his complaint available online. Or, he has magic powers and knows more than everyone else on the planet.

  8. Nadia Silvershine | May 5, 2020 at 5:48 PM | Reply

    Is anyone getting tired of Orange Mussolini running the federal government into the ground?

  9. Pardeep Parmar | May 5, 2020 at 5:49 PM | Reply

    The entire Trump administration is nothing but cronyism. Who there is qualified in their job from his appointments?

    • B.J Cameron | May 6, 2020 at 9:22 PM | Reply

      @Jeffrey Cheng …..interesting how a rant can be truthful. The Washington Ruling Class have been entrenched and now we have a chance to return CONGRESS back to the Quiet Americans.

    • @Jeffrey Cheng FOX NEWS PROPAGANDA + TIME.

    • John Edward | May 6, 2020 at 9:55 PM | Reply


    • Lorraine Williams | May 6, 2020 at 10:48 PM | Reply

      @Pj Millah
      EVERY APPOINTMENT MADE by this Adminstration
      needs to be replace by people who are qualified and know what they are doing.

    • @Lorraine Williams I completely agree!

  10. R McElhaney | May 5, 2020 at 5:52 PM | Reply

    Trump needs to be impeached again by the House. Maybe this time the Senate, with many of their constituents badly losing money because of this health pandemic, will vote to impeach Trump.

    • This entire GOP party is in on the corruption. Trump sought out people of limited education to win in 2016. He appealed to people who felt they were being marginalized and they in return pledged their devotion to him. This is a reality tv show for Trump and he doesn’t give a f@ck about these people. It’s about his ratings. But the movie Gladiator made a point: He who controls the mob, controls the senate.
      Remember in November!

    • Captain Kennedy | May 5, 2020 at 8:25 PM | Reply

      R McElhaney trump2020

    • @gomez lido that’s very true, we don’t know and its terrifying. I really hope people vote the only obvious choice this Nov. Our democracy is on life support and is sure to flat line if Trump is re elected.

    • The Mob Boss impeachment Part 2. Let’s roll.

    • Captain Kennedy | May 5, 2020 at 8:59 PM | Reply

      GoldSag 1 all democrats for trump sorry

  11. The sad sad story is that any investigation is going to be by the senate, and you all know they will keep following like sheep.

    • Blondie SL | May 5, 2020 at 6:22 PM | Reply

      Not next year.
      Once the ENTIRE GOP are voted OUT OUT OUT at ALL LEVELS,
      with the Senate and House back in control, REAL investigations will happen and it will be a very emotionally fulfilling year in 2021.
      Sound effects of prison bars and orange jumpsuites.

    • Steve Logue | May 5, 2020 at 7:07 PM | Reply

      @Blondie SL now there is something to be hopeful about.

    • Kimberly Grimes Less like sheep and more like minions of the Anti-Christ…..

    • That is hilarious! Thanks for the laugh

    • Everyone please please vote. Take extreme caution.

  12. t’rump trying to hide the fact that his administration is utterly incompetent and outwardly corrupt, when it’s on display on a daily basis. 😄😅

  13. Richard Thomas | May 5, 2020 at 6:00 PM | Reply

    TRUMP and RepubliCONS need to be charged with Crimes against humanity !

  14. The corruption of Trump and the Republican Party is beyond the pale.

  15. Paul Greenberg | May 5, 2020 at 6:08 PM | Reply

    Yet another whistleblower that the so-called Republicans aren’t protecting.

  16. And Fox played a big part in this scam. They are as guilty as Trump.

    • D.J. Shout revelation | May 5, 2020 at 7:07 PM | Reply

      Fox is trying to disavow this individual as we speak!!!

    • George Spelvin | May 5, 2020 at 7:41 PM | Reply

      @D.J. Shout revelation Absolutely. You either agree with Trump or they will destroy you. There is no middle ground.

    • Michele Kett | May 8, 2020 at 1:17 AM | Reply

      Remember who FOX people work for! Rupert Murdoch, A man who has tried to control Australia, Great Britain and now America. Will you let that happen?

  17. Real Viet Vet | May 5, 2020 at 6:18 PM | Reply

    Susan Collins, he learned his lesson, duh, every thing Trump does is quid pro quo, this for that

    • Elias Forbes | May 5, 2020 at 7:02 PM | Reply

      This president needs to apply THE QUITE PRO NOW statement grrrf#gggg

    • Susan Collins simply backs corruption but occasionally feigns anti-corruption. Look at what she does not what she says! When she pretended that she believed that Trump learned his lesson, she was well aware that this was an out and out lie! She is part of the Fascist movement to end US Democracy.

    • amiho gatai | May 5, 2020 at 7:36 PM | Reply

      i hope she learns her lesson when the people of maine speak in november.

    • IncognitoTorpedo | May 5, 2020 at 7:57 PM | Reply

      @amiho gatai Yeah, I think she’ll finally figure it out on a Tuesday in November.

    • Kathy Franklund | May 5, 2020 at 8:20 PM | Reply

      Real Viet Vet , well she really wanted the backing from Trump during her reelection because you know it does so much good when you screw the people over right before their very eyes and tell them they like it!

  18. Nina Kupchenko | May 5, 2020 at 6:21 PM | Reply

    Cronyism, nepotism and corruption. Yeah that’s the trumps administration

    • Trump, the king of fake news.

    • @Free from Sin What’s worse is they basically skipped the vetting process. We’ve had nepotism in the past, the Kennedy administration springs to mind, but Robert Kennedy (who was appointed to US Attorney General after JFK’s election) was properly VETTED per protocol. Kushner et. al. were not properly vetted – in fact, the vetting process was basically skipped altogether for many in this administration. This administration is usurping policies and procedures that are in place for NATIONAL SECURITY and it’s disgusting to me that ANYONE would ever defend such a disgusting and flagrantly incompetent administration.

    • Free from Sin | May 5, 2020 at 8:33 PM | Reply

      @D S interesting if these policies in place then how does this administration seem to get around them. Obviously these checks and balances will put in place for this very reason. Such a system can go from democracy to a form of dictatorship quite easily. I think Donald Trump is still not satisfied with being president he still lacks absolute power.

    • In other words … the swamp!

    • Can I ask you to please take a few minutes to read this? Because reading your comment, I think you may have overlooked something:

      I think Trump is just continuing a downhill slope. For the past decades, the countries that the US has offered military support to, have been selected because they were rich in natural resources (oil). This is a proven, known fact throughout the world.

      Once a violent regime had been overthrown by the US, they instated the carefully chosen new regime, with which an agreement to sell off their oil to the US cheaply had been made beforehand.

      The new regime was never more than a US puppet. Like a bloodsucker, the US then sucked the original population dry of natural resources (oil), as the financial rewards never flowed back into that population. This practice of leeching is known worldwide, openly admitted afterwards by the US, and widely documented:


      The world knows, and the US government knows, but the Americans don’t learn this in schools, and are instead hand-fed a very different version of events (read: they’re marketed to). This, so they stay proud of their country, and so young men and women are still prepared to put their lives on the line fighting wars, not for peace or justice, but for a few extra dollars for whomever benefits from these regime changes.

      America has _not once_ intervened in foreign countries to create peace or to help other people. Not _once_ . American soldiers lose their lives not to benefit the world, but to benefit a few already fat bank accounts.

      You’re not aware of it, but the meany on this planet is America. The big bully of the playground. And the average American citizen sees 0 benefit. They just sacrifice and are bled dry.

      _This_ is the real problem. Trump is just another freeloader to who isn’t part of the solution; he keeps Americans distracted from becoming aware of the bigger problem.

  19. Tas Tapsas | May 5, 2020 at 6:27 PM | Reply

    Isn’t this akin to promoting genocide by Trump and the Republicans for money and power? Trump was a criminal before the presidency, and he has become an inherently dangerous criminal now.

  20. Cherie Cullum | May 5, 2020 at 6:29 PM | Reply

    Here is another honorable American hero, that has the courage to speaks truth to power. Thank you, Dr. Bright

    • Cherie Cullum | May 5, 2020 at 9:19 PM | Reply

      @Quittin’ Quarantino OH MY GOD, are you serious?? Defcon…the conspiracy theorists cloud 9. Perhaps you should seek out factual news, rather than being a pawn by the fraud with massive amounts of blood on his little hands.

    • Quittin’ Quarantino | May 5, 2020 at 11:32 PM | Reply

      Cherie Cullum fired for “incompetence and insubordination,” Youve probably heard that before.

    • @Quittin’ Quarantino you can’t be that naive

    • Quittin’ Quarantino | May 6, 2020 at 7:32 AM | Reply

      Cherie Cullum It is typical of you useful idiots to just ghost yourself when you cannot respond with anything intelligent.

    • Amen !!!!

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