As The College Fix reports, Eugene Gu, a plaintiff in the President Trump Twitter “block” lawsuit in which he prevailed has been let go by the Vanderbilt University Medical Center for “performance issues” in the wake of the suit.
Gu’s been on paid leave since originally Tweeting a picture of himself “kneeling with a raised fist — in protest against “white supremacy” — and the mother of a patient under his care had complained.”
According to The (Duke) Chronicle, the VUMC cited “performance issues” in its decision not renew Gu’s contract.
A letter to Gu from VUMC General Counsel Michael Regier cites his “lack of sufficient improvement in performance and conduct in key areas” and notes “the most ‘significant areas of concern were ‘patient care, communication, and medical knowledge.’”
Gu alleges he dealt with a hostile work environment after VUMC “pinned” a tweet of its response to The Chronicle’s investigation into the kneeling incident.
The Duke Chronicle reported on June 1 that Gu’s contract was not renewed. VUMC cited “performance issues” in reaching their decision.
Less than a year after Vanderbilt University Medical Center placed Gu—School of Medicine ’15—on administrative leave, he no longer works there. He was placed on leave after a patient’s mother complained about a photo on Twitter depicting Gu kneeling to protest white supremacy.
… After an appeal, a May 17 letter to Gu from VUMC General Counsel Michael Regier—delivered at the request of Jeffrey Balser, president and CEO of VUMC—cited a “lack of sufficient improvement in performance and conduct in key areas” after the probation. The letter, which was obtained by The Chronicle, indicated that the most “significant areas of concern” were “patient care, communication, and medical knowledge.”
John Howser, chief communications officer at VUMC, declined to comment on Gu’s contract not being renewed, citing a policy against discussing “specific performance issues of our employees.”
Gu gained prominence after being subpoenaed by Congress for fetal tissue research and winning a lawsuit May 23 against President Donald Trump that ruled Trump violated the First Amendment by blocking Gu and six co-plaintiffs on Twitter.