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Tue Sep 1, 2020, 02:54 PM

Pharma Lobby Disputes Trump's Claim That Drug Companies Are Negotiating

Source: Bloomberg

The pharmaceutical industry’s leading lobby group said Tuesday it did not know of a meeting at the White House to discuss lowering prescription drug prices, after President Donald Trump said executives were coming in this week to negotiate.

“We are not aware of any meeting,” said Nicole Longo, a spokeswoman for Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.

Trump told reporters before departing to Kenosha, Wisconsin that drug companies were coming in to see him “this week” to broker a deal “substantially” reducing drug prices. White House officials subsequently declined to comment when asked when the meeting is scheduled and who would participate.

“We’re working on drug companies on substantially lowering drug prices,” Trump said. “I’ve put out a favored nations clause, I’ve signed it. That means we get the lowest prices anywhere in the world, and we match whoever gets the lost and the drug companies are having a real problem with that and they are coming in to see me, and we expect to get a very substantial price reduction of prescription drugs which has never been done before.”

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-01/trump-s-claim-drug-companies-are-negotiating-disputed-by-lobby?sref=dCXr1Xoe

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Reply Pharma Lobby Disputes Trump's Claim That Drug Companies Are Negotiating (Original post)
demmiblue Sep 1 OP
Enterstageleft Sep 1 #1
Bayard Sep 1 #2
Bigredhunk Sep 1 #4
Midnight Writer Sep 1 #3
mr_lebowski Sep 1 #5
AC_Mem Sep 1 #6
BadGimp Sep 1 #7
louzke9 Sep 2 #8

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 02:56 PM

1. Wait!

Were his lips moving?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 03:09 PM

2. Delusional or Dementia....

Which is it?

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Response to Bayard (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 03:46 PM

4. Well

In this case, neither. This is just the lie, lie, lie crap he always does. "We've got a great plan we're going to reveal in two weeks." Two weeks goes by, nothing.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 03:16 PM

3. Trump will announce the results of this "meeting" maybe next Thursday, or maybe the week after.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 05:50 PM

5. Sometimes I'm not sure if Trump is lying on purpose ...

Or if he's just repeating the bullshit that people around him told him to appease him and get him to STFU.

Not saying TYPICALLY I question this way, but this is one of the times.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 05:54 PM

6. My God he is such a liar!

I'm glad that he is being called out on it and the media needs to follow up on it each and every day!!!!! Ask him why the pharma companies don't know anything about this meeting, ask him where his healthcare plan is - keep on him, give his words back to him. Nobody - ESPECIALLY the President - should be allowed to stand on national television and tell lie after lie after lie and just get away with it!

The people who support him are really - they have to be - utter morons. It is mind boggling that it could possibly be the percentage that it is.

annette

I wouldn't let my 7 year old grandchild get away with a lie - why should the President!!!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 06:20 PM

7. Trump Supporter: "It's brilliant, now they have to come in a deal with him!"

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2020, 07:13 AM

8. WHAT MEETING?

The one in his HEAD, maybe?

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