Skip to comments.Trump Aides Undercut Fauci as He Speaks Up on Virus Concerns
Posted on 07/12/2020 5:19:16 PM PDT by conservative98
Administration officials moved to treat the nations top infectious disease expert as if he were a warring political rival, releasing a list of what they said were questionable statements he had made.
By Maggie Haberman
President Trumps advisers undercut the nations top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, over the weekend, anonymously providing details to various news outlets about statements he had made early in the coronavirus outbreak that they said were inaccurate.
The move to treat Dr. Fauci, who has led the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for decades, as if he were a warring political rival came as he has grown increasingly vocal in his concerns about the national surge in coronavirus cases, as well as his lack of access to Mr. Trump over the past several weeks. It has been accompanied by more measured public criticism from administration officials, including the president.
And it came just days after the White House called school reopening guidelines released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention overly restrictive, part of a pattern of the administration trying to sideline recommendations that could slow the reopening of the economy, which Mr. Trump views as vital to his flailing re-election effort.
Aides to Mr. Trump first released to The Washington Post what the paper called a lengthy list of remarks that Dr. Fauci had made about the virus when it was in its early stages. That list featured several comments from Dr. Fauci that White House aides had privately complained about for months, including one in February in which he minimized the chance of asymptomatic spread and said people did not need to make big changes to their lives.
An official told The Post that several other officials were concerned about how often Dr. Fauci had been wrong.
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Fauci lost any credibility he may have had quite some time ago. No one undermined him. He undermined himself.
Operation COVID Pivot and Operation Tony Under the Bus have begun.
Fauci is the same one who said it was OK to protest..so having 50,000 people outside, screaming, many without masks, is totally fine..but God forbid someone want to go to church and pray, thats a HUGE NO NO..but protesting and looting, by all means carry on
Maggie the Hag from NYTs.
If Fauci had said the protests were a bad idea in a pandemic I might have had a little respect for him..this is why we are in the situation we are in now..because of these protestors, before it was the elderly getting the virus, they are no longer getting sick, now its the younger ones who were protesting like idiots and rioting, now we all have to suffer because of them. Fauci could have ended it with one statement, after all the commie left adores him
Admiral Giroux, a member of the task force, was critical of him on a Sunday show. Dr. Tony is going down.
What the NYT, most academic institutions, the media, and the pseudo-intellectuals on the left don’t understand, at all, is that ‘intellectuals’ aren’t that smart, and absolutely are NOT the most informed or thoughtful people on the planet. To the contrary, they are among the most limited and blind - but tragically have too much hubris to be able to learn.
See, that's "science."
Fauci is a lying fraud
Thanks for posting....
Dr. Anthony S. Fauci is another deep stater who was worked into his position in order to implement what agenda was required of him. He part of the effort for the democrats to win the election.
If you accept Maggie’s thesis that Fauci shall not be criticized, her story makes sense.
She is wrong and her article is silly.
FauXi describes himself as a "humanist" ex-Catholic.
Is that GainofFunction (learn how to make a virus more infectious/lethal) DrFauciMengele ?
Yup. Most of us realized this months ago.
He lost my respect when he spoke about Tindr and basically gave hookups the ok. What?
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