Flashback: CDC Workers Were “Crying in the Hallways” When Trump Was Elected President

Friday, February 28, 2020
By Paul Martin

by Kristinn Taylor
February 28, 2020

Are concerns expressed by Rush Limbaugh and others that workers in the federal bureaucracy may try to politicize the response to the coronavirus as a weapon against President Trump’s reelection that far fetched? Workers in many federal government departments and agencies have tried since his election to sabotage Trump from within, proudly calling themselves part of the Resistance.

CDC headquarters in Atlanta, photo by U.S. government.

On Tuesday while Trump was wrapping up a state visit to India, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) official, Dr. Nancy Messonnier, gave an alarmist briefing to reporters that ran counter to Trump’s efforts to calm the public and markets. While some, including TGP’s Joe Hoft, have noted Messonnier is the sister of controversial former Trump Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, suggesting that relationship may have been behind the alarmist briefing, Trump himself has said he does not believe the CDC is trying to hurt him.

However, a November 9, 2016 report by NPR station WABE-FM in Atlanta where the CDC is headquartered headlined an article on CDC employees’ reaction to Trump’s victory: “Atlanta CDC Employees Express Anxiety Over Trump’s Win”.

The WABE article details a somber, depressing, tearful, binge eating reaction by CDC staff:

“Employees at the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the mood in their office is somber.

The employees of one of the largest federal agencies in Atlanta said they’re concerned about job safety, funding and new public health policies under Donald Trump’s presidency.

At the General Muir deli across the street from the CDC, a few employees talked to WABE, asking that their names not be used. One microbiologist said her colleagues were crying in the hallways.

“It’s really sad,” she said. “It’s depressing. I’m eating a bagel to try and be happy.”

One anti-TRUMP CDC worker spoke of using the CDC to ‘reach out to (the) electorate’

“But, she said, they are looking for a silver lining, specifically reaching out to low-income, rural communities.

“My team is trying to identify how to reach out to this electorate that has clearly expressed that they’re hurting,” she said. “We’re thinking, you know, how can we reach out to these people so they don’t feel the need to feel disenfranchised, I guess.”

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2 Responses to “Flashback: CDC Workers Were “Crying in the Hallways” When Trump Was Elected President”

  1. SF Mo (in AL)

    The US Centers for Disease Control ultimately asked for its title to be left off the State Department statement announcing the evacuation because it believes patients could still spread the virus to uninfected passengers even if they did not show symptoms, the Post reported. Political appointees and friends of the previous administration that are still there are under the impression that they can hang their 40% success rate on Trump. He ordered them to do one thing and they did what ever they wanted and then tried to back out of it.

  2. Robert Edward Lee

    That’s scary ! A bunch of commie Marxist God hating freaks pack the CDC ?!! Trump needs to fire practically everyone there and put normal Americans in.

    Also … did it occur to anyone, that just MAYBE, God “allowed,” this virus to scare a LOT of people into stocking up because this summer THE mother of all quakes will be hitting Seattle Portland San Francisco Los Angeles and flushing 1/2 the freaks out to sea … which will cause THE biggest exodus in human history and those folks will need family elsewhere TO HAVE EXTRA FOOD WATER AND SUPPLIES ON HAND ?????????

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