Doctor Who Blasted Trump’s Joy Ride At Walter Reed Is Reportedly Removed From The Schedule

This is ridiculous.

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As I’m sure you’ve noticed over the course of the past four years, there seems to be a trend among notable individual’s within Donald Trump’s sphere who dare to criticize him — They don’t tend to last much longer in whatever official position they’ve been enjoying up until their decision to publicly criticize the now outgoing president.

We’ve all witnessed the mess Trump has made inside his own cabinet and through the government s a whole as far as he can reach. Frankly, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone in that administration that didn’t feature “acting” ahead of their job title because, despite his claims that he “only hires the best,” he hands out Twitter terminations, I’m willing to bet, more often than he changes his underwear.

However, even in his waning days left in the presidency, it now seems as though Donald’s reach may be extending outside of the United States government.

Chief of disaster medicine at George Washington University and an attending physician under contract for Walter Reed, James Phillips, dared to criticize Donald Trump back in October when he made the decision to drive around with his Secret Service agents and greet supporters gathered outside the military hospital while infected with and under treatment for the potentially deadly coronavirus, according to a report from the Hill. 

Now, he’s no longer on the schedule at the military hospital used by Trump.

“Every single person in the vehicle during that completely unnecessary Presidential ‘drive-by’ just now has to be quarantined for 14 days. They might get sick. They may die. For political theater. Commanded by Trump to put their lives at risk for theater. This is insanity,” Phillips wrote on Twitter at the time.

The physician then doubled-down on his criticism during an interview, in which he called it a “dangerous move” and said it sent the “wrong message.”

Now sources tell CBS that Phillips has since been removed from the rotation at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, though officials with the hospital are denying that it was their decision.

The news outlet was told that the hospital, “provides requirements for contract positions. Schedules are determined by the contractor. There was no decision made by anyone at WRNMMC to remove Dr. Phillips from the schedule.”

However, it is worth noting that Phillips was the only doctor from the military hospital to lodge criticism against Trump’s publicity stunt. Thus far, neither Phillips nor Walter Reed has responded to requests for comments.

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