“There is a coalition of doctors who are extremely pro-Trump that have been preparing and coming together for the war ahead in the campaign on health care,” Schulze said on the call. “And we have doctors that are … in the trenches, that are saying ‘It’s time to reopen.'”
Trump campaign senior adviser Mercedes Schlapp backed the idea, saying in the call: “Those are the types of guys that we should want to get out on TV and radio to help push out the message.”
“They’ve already been vetted. But they need to be put on the screens,” she added in the leaked call given to the AP by the Center for Media and Democracy, a progressive group.
Tim Murtaugh, Trump campaign communications director told the AP a campaign to recruit doctors to support efforts was taking place but would not specify any timeline.The news of such an effort to recruit medics came in a leaked recording of a conference call from May 11 organized by CNP Action, which is part of the Save Our Country Coalition, a group pushing to end state lockdowns.