A White House official said they do not comment on private conversations but the chief “regularly requests updates on the progress toward a vaccine."
The two men had a call this morning.
Another person familiar also said the chief of staff communicated to Hahn this morning that the vaccine needed to be authorized by the end of today. This person said Trump has been venting about Hahn since the UK vaccine was rolled out earlier this week.
Hahn disputed the episode above.
“This is an untrue representation of the phone call with the chief of staff. The FDA was encouraged to continue working expeditiously on Pfizer-BioNTech’s EUA request. FDA is committed to issuing this authorization quickly, as we noted in our statement this morning," Hahn said in a statement to CNN.
The Washington Post first reported the conversation between Dr. Hahn and the White House chief of staff.