NY Times: As Trump administration officials have increasingly sought to undermine him in recent days, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert and one of the most trusted federal officials working on the pandemic, made his most pointed remarks yet on Wednesday addressing tensions with the White House.

From The Atlantic:

“Ultimately, it hurts the president to do that,” Fauci told The Atlantic in a series of interviews this week. “When the staff lets out something like that and the entire scientific and press community push back on it, it ultimately hurts the president.”

He described the White House attacks against him as “nonsense” and “completely wrong.” He also seemed dismayed that they are coming at a time when COVID-19 is surging across the country, deaths are once again rising, and Americans remain deeply confused about how to keep themselves and their loved ones safe.

Targeting Fauci seems like a tragic misuse of White House time and energy if officials’ aim is to defeat the coronavirus. But Trump appears more concerned with discrediting Fauci. Over the weekend, the White House sent multiple news outlets a document that smacked of opposition research. It carried a list of statements Fauci had made about COVID-19, purporting to show that he had contradicted himself about the outbreak and that he “has been wrong on things.” In one example from an NBC interview in February, the White House omitted Fauci’s full quote, giving the impression that he’d misjudged the outbreak’s danger. Peter Navarro, Trump’s top trade adviser, wrote an op-ed for USA Today yesterday claiming that Fauci has been “wrong about everything I have interacted with him on.” (A Trump communications aide tried to distance the White House from the op-ed this morning.)

“I cannot figure out in my wildest dreams why they would want to do that,” Dr. Fauci said in an interview with The Atlantic on Wednesday. “I think they realize now that that was not a prudent thing to do, because it’s only reflecting negatively on them.”

He spoke as Trump administration officials have sought to undermine his credibility — first anonymously, over the weekend, and then out in the open. A short op-ed by Peter Navarro, the president’s top trade adviser, published in USA Today on Tuesday evening was headlined “Anthony Fauci has been wrong about everything I have interacted with him on.” Dan Scavino, the White House deputy chief of staff for communications, posted a cartoon Sunday evening mocking Dr. Fauci.

In the interview Wednesday, Dr. Fauci called the partisan environment around the virus disturbing.

“It distracts from what I hope would be the common effort of getting this thing under control, rather than this back-and-forth distraction, which just doesn’t make any sense,” he said.  read more..

 

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Mr. Duff,

    What concerns me is that Trump will rush a vaccine as an “October surprise” and destroy science just to get re-elected. Anti-vaxx is super strong now as a disaster will put even more into that camp.

    Just an opinion however, as posted here “if” covid 19 is a biological weapon in order to be a weapon it must have a vaccine.

    As a family, we are following all the covid protocols and lecturing the kids about parties and full bars without masks or social distancing. My opinions of course are evolving on this issue daily.

    Trump and trustworthy? LOL….

  2. Has anyone heard this “expert”, Dr. Fauci, call this a lab-engineered bioweapon yet? Didn’t think so! He can go teach his grandma to suck eggs!

    • He’s been close to the top of Medical Establishment for 37-years? And does he not control the purse-strings of Billion$ and gets to decide which university/entity receives research funding? Is he not the smug representative of the biggest vaccine enterprise on the Planet: The CDC ??

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