From: David Smith
Sent: Monday, April 6, 2020 4:03 PM
Subject: WH in-town pool report #4/ Pharmaceutical companies

This was sent by Judd Deere, deputy press secretary:


Today, President Donald J. Trump spoke by telephone with executives of pharmaceutical companies to discuss the all-of-America response to COVID-19. The President acknowledged the industry’s progress in developing therapeutics to fight this pandemic and promised the Federal Government will continue to be a helpful partner with science and data leading the way. The executives thanked President Trump for directing his Administration to break down barriers, cut red tape, and encourage cooperation across all industries and Government to best meet the needs of the American people during this unprecedented time. President Trump continues to lead a whole-of-Government response to combat the health and economic effects of this invisible enemy.

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The following participated in the call:

Trump Administration
President Donald J. Trump
The Vice President
Dr. Stephen Hahn, Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Food and Drug Administration
Adam Boehler, Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation
Jared Kushner, Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor
Marc Short, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to the Vice President
Pat Cipollone, Assistant to the President and Counsel to the President
Joe Grogan, Assistant to the President and Director of Domestic Policy Council
Tim Pataki, Deputy Assistant to the President, Director of Office of Public Liaison

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External Participants
Robert Bradway, CEO, Amgen
Alexander Hardy, CEO, Genetech
Daniel O’Day, CEO, Gilead
Leonard Schleifer, CEO, Regeneron

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