“Obviously the pandemic response is going extremely badly, ... you need a scapegoat. But when you’re turning on Tony Fauci, you’re in really big trouble,” said ⁦
“On some level, I guess I’m despondent,” said Dr. Ashish Jha [the most level-headed and optimistic colleague I have]. Treacherous Times for Dr. Fauci in the Sacred Cow Business
“He checked all the right boxes of a particular kind of Washington icon who could ‘transcend politics.’” ⁦⁩ on Fauci.
“In the early days of the pandemic, Mr. Trump would marvel at how “big” of a celebrity Dr. Fauci had become, as if he were just some obscure science nerd until Mr. Trump discovered him”
A gem from ⁦⁩: “Dr. Fauci can vanquish pandemics, receive a Presidential Medal of Freedom...and have a talent for killer lab-coat news conferences and still require a security detail.”
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While everyone who can shine, does, everything Trump touches gets tarnished, even the best like Dr. Fauci. It won’t last but yuk via
“Obviously the pandemic response is going extremely badly, and when things get so bad, people need a scapegoat. But when you’re turning on Tony Fauci, you’re really in big trouble.”
Treacherous times for a nation that yearns for honesty, competency, leadership. Virus not under control in one third of the country, seven months into the pandemic. No WH game plan visible.
Treacherous Times: As the Trump White House attacks the government’s top infectious disease expert, “What’s happening to Dr. Fauci?” has become an urgent topic in Washington and in science and medical circles, by via #Covid19
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And another... Treacherous Times for Dr. Fauci in the Sacred Cow Business
“Don’t get involved in any of the political nonsense,” Dr. Fauci pleaded from the center of exactly that." Treacherous Times for Dr. Fauci in the Sacred Cow Business
"For a while, it looked possible that Dr. Fauci might come away unscathed....That he could skirt the reputational contagions that can accompany prolonged exposure to President Trump." Treacherous Times for Dr. Fauci in the Sacred Cow Business
I’ll believe that Trump is growing into the presidency when his staff stops treating him like a toddler. [This is the 1592nd tweet in the #ToddlerinChief thread.]