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Oh come on:

On Monday, Sludge reported that one of President Trump’s biggest donors is the founder of a pharmaceutical industry-funded nonprofit that is lobbying the White House to boost the use of the drug. The New York Times reported that Trump has a small financial stake, by way of a mutual fund, in Sanofi, a top manufacturer of the drug. 

But here’s another possibility: Trump may have been influenced by a Palm Beach donor named Joseph Pizza. 

Pizza, formerly of the band Muffin, is a big donor to the pro-Trump super PAC America First Action, giving the group $125,000 in 2019. Mr. Pizza has also made large donations to other organizations that back the president: since 2016, he has given $62,500 to Trump Make America Great Committee, $61,400 to the Republican National Committee, and $4,000 to Donald J. Trump for President. 

In making his political contributions, Pizza has listed several pharmaceutical companies as his employer, including Pharmasphere, InterChem, and Pharma C. 

According to his LinkedIn, Pizza is president and CEO of Interchem, which appears to be a U.S. sales representative for companies from around the world that produce active pharmaceutical ingredients. One product Interchem sells is hydroxychloroquine sulfate, the primary active ingredient of Plaquenil. 

But does Pizza have access to the president? It seems likely. 

How does this show keep getting renewed? This is the worst writing I’ve ever seen in a political drama and I’ve seen The Newsroom.

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