Trump: Controversial drug czar candidate Marino withdraws from consideration

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Tuesday on Twitter that his nominee to be the nation's drug czar is withdrawing from consideration for the job.

Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., was under fire in the wake of revelations in a Washington Post/"60 Minutes" investigation that the lawmaker helped steer legislation in Congress making it harder to act against giant drug companies.

Trump had declined to express support for Marino on Monday.

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