U.S. group bombards doctors with coronavirus petition to cut 'red tape' - 2020-03-28
Wednesday's text message barrage, aimed at medical professionals across the United States, was executed by the Job Creators Network Foundation - one of two related groups founded and funded by billionaire Trump supporters.
They include Home Depot Inc. co-founder Bernie Marcus - who set up the group - and tycoon Philip Anschutz, via his eponymous foundation. Andy Puzder, who was briefly Trump's nominee for Secretary of Labor, was once also a prominent member of the network.
Foundation President Elaine Parker said her group was not necessarily endorsing the treatment.
"We are not advocating for use of the drug, only access to the drug for doctors who determine that's the best course of treatment for their patient," she said in an email.