Since the early days of the COVID pandemic, Republicans have treated a number of Doctors and scientists as pariahs. The regular scapegoat is Dr. Anthony Fauci, who is regularly pilloried on Fox News. While Dr. Deborah Birx is kinder to Donald Trump, she is treated as an enemy as well.
Trump wants to know why doctors need more masks to treat coronavirus patients and thinks that doctors should reuse the masks that they have.
"Doctors get paid more if they prescribe really expensive drugs because they get paid a percentage of the cost of the drug as an incentive."