Trump accuses Pfizer CEO of profiteering with vaccine boosters

Former President Donald Trump is ripping COVID-19 booster shots as a money-making scheme and accusing the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer of profiteering.

On Wednesday morning, in a phone interview on Fox Business with Maria Bartiromo, Trump claimed COVID-19 booster shots were a lucrative business endeavor for Pfizer.

"You know what? That sounds to me like a money-making operation for Pfizer," Trump said. "Think of the money involved. An extra shot — that's tens of billions of dollars. How good a business? If you're a businessman, and you say 'let's give them another shot,' that's another ten billion dollars," Trump continued. "The whole thing is just crazy."

Trump criticized the "guy that runs Pfizer," calling out Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla for announcing that the vaccine was ready just days after the 2020 election.

"You know, when these first came out, they were good for life," Trump said. "Then they were good for a year or two. I could see the writing on the wall. I could see the dollar signs in their eyes — of that guy that runs Pfizer. You know, the guy that announced the day after the election that he had the vaccine. But we knew that, and I knew that, and the people knew that."

Rachel Maddow sounds the alarm about Mississippi

On her Wednesday night MSNBC program Rachel Maddow said that "it's not just bad news, it's national news" that health officials in Mississippi are reporting the state hospital system is on the brink of failure.

With hospitals running out of room, pushing the University of Mississippi Medical Center to expand its bed capacity by repurposing its parking garage, officials, including Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs Dr. Alan Jones, held a "pull the fire alarm" news conference Wednesday.

"If we continue the trajectory we're on, within the next five to seven to ten days, I think we're going to see failure of the hospital system in Mississippi," said Jones said at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, the flagship hospital in the state.

"Hospitals are full from Memphis to Gulfport, Natchez to Meridian. Everything is full," he continued.

Jones went on to express his fear of turning away not just Covid-19 patients, but also patients requiring time-sensitive medical attention, such as heart attacks and strokes. "That is our nightmare," he finished.

Mississippi's Gov. Tate Reeves, a Republican, has publicly downplayed the coronavirus crisis in his state.

"This is not what they are warning might happen. This is today," said Maddow. "This is what's happening right now."

"The state of Mississippi is in trouble," she finished.

Meghan McCain lashes out at Mary Trump after criticism: 'Leave me and my entire family alone'

Mary L. Trump responded to "The View" co-host Meghan McCain's request that the Trump family leave the McCain family "the f*ck alone" on Wednesday, following a heated clash between the two earlier this week.

In her response, the niece and critic of Donald Trump tweeted on Tuesday night: "I have plenty of respect for Meghan's parents. It's too bad she can't take responsibility for her own actions. That's the problem with entitlement—it's dangerous. And so is our failure to hold powerful people accountable."

Previously, on Monday's episode of "The View," Trump was featured promoting her new book, "The Reckoning." McCain, however, was unexpectedly absent during the author's segment. A longstanding critic of her uncle, Trump blasted McCain.

"It's a shame that your colleague [McCain] didn't have the courage to come on and have this conversation with me, but I appreciate that you are all willing to take up these very difficult subjects because racism in my view is at the heart of everything that's wrong in 21st century America."

The recent clash furthers an ongoing fallout between the two women. In July 2020, Trump appeared on "The View" to promote her first book about her uncle — "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man" — and McCain made comments about such books, claiming they were often written out of "revenge."

"There is no 'good' Trump family member to me," McCain tweeted Monday afternoon following Trump's latest appearance. "Continue to wish they would all just leave me and my entire family the f*ck alone."

Since McCain's first appearance on the show in 2017, she has been recognized for her unforgettable, and often unforgivable, statements on the show. In June, McCain announced her plan to depart as a co-host of "The View."

Now in her final week, it's clear McCain won't even need a daytime talk show to shamelessly express her "View."

Tucker Carlson hit with brutal backlash after attacking Capitol Police officer: He 'has not served a day in uniform'

The attorneys for U.S. Capitol Police officer Harry Dunn issued a blistering statement slamming Tucker Carlson and Fox News after the host accused their client of being a political pawn. The Fox News host called the officer attacked during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol "an angry left-winged political activist" on Wednesday.

"Tonight Fox News allowed its host Tucker Carlson, who has not served a day in uniform, whether military or law enforcement, to criticize the heroism and service of African-American U.S. Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn," the statement said. "Our client has served 13 years in law enforcement and on January 6, 2021, fought against an insurrectionist violent crowd ― no doubt many of them Carlson's supporters ― to protect the lives of our elected officials, including Vice President Pence."

On his Wednesday night program, the Fox News personality blasted the investigation into the Jan. 6 insurrection after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to allow Representatives Jim Banks, R-IN, and Jim Jordan, R-OH, both of whom voted against the certification of Joe Biden's electoral college victory and one of whom may be a material witness to the events leading up to Jan. 6, to be appointed to the commission. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif, retaliated by yanking all the other congressmen he chose to serve on the committee.

Carlson went on to say "On Tuesday, Pelosi will call a Capitol police officer called Harry Dunn. Dunn will pretend to speak for the country's law enforcement community. But it turns out Dunn has very little in common with your average cop."

Dunn was among hundreds of police officers who battled rioters to protect lawmakers during the Jan. 6 attack. Since that day, he has spent time on Capitol Hill telling his story to convince Republicans to join a bipartisan investigation.

Dunn's legal team confirmed he is expected to testify next week on Tuesday before the House Select Committee.

"Frankly, the last thing Carlson wants is for the truth to emerge of what happened that day and why," Dunn's attorneys stated.

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