Dept of staff attempting to keep up with/justify Trump WH staff sends an oppo file on Fauci over to ! “...attaching a lengthy list of the scientist’s comments from early in the outbreak”
"Several White House aides view Fauci’s interviews as unhelpful...." I think the American public would disagree. We would love to have Dr. Fauci speak about #covid19 every day. This is a public health crisis. We need to hear from public health experts.
“Trump is also galled by Fauci’s approval ratings. A recent New York Times/Siena College poll showed that 67 percent of voters trusted Fauci for information on the coronavirus, compared with 26 percent who trusted Trump.”
“A White House official released a statement saying that “several White House officials are concerned about the number of times Dr. Fauci has been wrong on things,” and attaching a lengthy list of the scientist’s comments from early in the outbreak”
Trump has muzzled the most trusted doctor and scientist in the country. Now they are sending out oppo on him to try and make him look bad. Outrageous. No wonder we lead the world in Covid cases and deaths. And the virus rages on.
Dr. Fauci no longer briefs President Trump and is “never in the Oval [Office] anymore,” said a senior administration official.
Fauci sidelined by Trump as he talks bluntly about pandemic - ⁦⁩ This is equivalent to taking out your best player when you are loosing the match. I know of no one else with his experience, integrity and work ethic. Big mistake!
We asked Fauci’s boss whether he or anyone else whose public health message conflicts with the administration's message was being prevented from speaking freely. Here’s the full interview with Dr. Francis Collins.
Very good WP story on Trump and Fauci. But press should not let officials anonymously criticize him. ("A WH official released a statement saying that 'several WH officials are concerned...."). Want to trash him? Fine. Put your name next to it.
The truth is, this country needs Dr. Anthony Fauci. These attacks are unfair; we should be listening to health experts and following the science.
Fauci is sidelined by the White House as he steps up blunt talk on pandemic // This is not politicizing the apolitical science, but an attempt to delegitimize science altogether. Fauci has worked actively and successfully with every president since Reagan.
Hey so if we're doing the thing of compiling lists of what senior leaders got wrong in the early months of COVID, the White House might also want to review some of these comments:
Too many cases? Simply stop testing. Fauci telling an inconvenient truth on TV? Prevent him from appearing on TV. Pandemic solved!
#Coronavirus is out-of-control in the U.S. In response, Trump has stepped up attacks on top doc Anthony Fauci, who warned the response was going badly awry, by via #Covid19
Peter Navarro, the crank who represents the Econ profession in the White House 😳 is working to undermine the credibility of Dr Anthony Fauci 🤬
If only every leader spoke to us like Dr Fauci does: “He found out it was critical to speak honestly about the risks, and help people differentiate between valid concerns and unfounded fears.”
Fauci is sidelined by the White House as he steps up blunt talk on pandemic