Azar also said he isn't aware of any such plan.
-WHITE HOUSE SAYS IT IS NOT WEIGHING WHETHER TO APPOINT CORONAVIRUS 'CZAR' -SPOKESMAN
-WHITE HOUSE SAYS TRUMP IS 'PLEASED WITH THE LEADERSHIP OF' HEALTH SECRETARY AZAR ON CORONAVIRUS
-AZAR SAYS HE DOESN'T EXPECT TRUMP TO APPOINT VIRUS CZAR
We suspect this might be pushback from somebody in Azar's camp.
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With the White House struggling to control the narrative following one of the most brutal two-day equity selloffs in years, Politico reports that the administration is weighing whether to appoint a 'coronavirus czar' to coordinate the federal response to the epidemic and - as we imagine Democrats will allege - act as a public cheerleader for the administration's handling of the crisis.
The report is being taken seriously by other journalists and the public, and some have half-jokingly suggested that Jared Kushner might soon be adding 'coronavirus response' to his portfolio, now that the Middle East peace plan has been released.
*WHITE HOUSE CONSIDERS APPOINTING CORONAVIRUS CZAR: POLITICO pic.twitter.com/RxoEyr8FOm— econhedge (@econhedge) February 26, 2020