Sunday, October 18, 2020

White House Puts 'Politicals,' Including Out Gay Man, at CDC to Try to Control Info


No sooner was I exposed to those Speedo-clad gay Trump supporters did a reader write to say: 
"Trey Moeller is mentioned in this story. I knew him when he lived in DC. Crazy Republican gay.  Lives in Atlanta now. Lot of gay Republicans in the south. Ugh. He'll be totally embarrassed if this makes news."
The Associated Press reports:
The Trump White House has installed two political operatives at the nation’s top public health agency to try to control the information it releases about the coronavirus pandemic as the administration seeks to paint a positive outlook, sometimes at odds with the scientific evidence.

The two appointees assigned to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Atlanta headquarters in June have no public health background. They have instead been tasked with keeping an eye on Dr. Robert Redfield, the agency director, as well as scientists, according to a half-dozen CDC and administration officials who spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal government affairs.

The appointments were part of a push to get more “politicals” into the CDC to help control messaging after a handful of leaks were “upsetting the apple cart,” said an administration official. 

When the two appointees showed up in Atlanta, their roles were a mystery to senior CDC staff, the people said. They had not even been assigned offices. Eventually one, Nina Witkofsky, became acting chief of staff, an influential role as Redfield’s right hand. The other, her deputy -- Chester “Trey” Moeller -- also began sitting in on scientific meetings, the sources said.
Moeller is a longtime GOP supporter who worked on the Bush-Cheney presidential campaign in 2004, which sought to pass a constitutional amendment against same-sex marriage. The AP writes that his most recent post on his Facebook page was a “Make America Great Again” Trump campaign banner., although the page was on lockdown by the time I checked. 


Question: How damaged must you be as a gay man to support this depravity?

2 comments:

Myk said...

Privilege corrupts.

Jack said...

Jewish Nazi
Black Ku Klux Klanner
Gay Republican

Birds of a feather...

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