Trump Makes Arguments Against Fauci – Trumps Twitter
Trump versus Fauci on what is true and what isn’t. According to reports, The White House stated to various news outlets Saturday and Sunday that “several White House officials are concerned about the number of times Dr. Fauci has been wrong on things,” and sourced many statements from the early days of the outbreak.
Fauci, spoke to the Financial Times last Friday stating that he had not briefed Trump for at least two months, warned at a Senate health committee hearing in late June that the U.S. could register as many as 100,000 additional cases per day if further safeguards were not put in place.
National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins, Fauci spoke in a live streamed conversation last Monday, saying the U.S. was still still “knee-deep” in its first wave of coronavirus infections, describing the outbreak as “serious situation that we have to address immediately.”
Trump was not in agreement with Fauci. During an interview last Tuesday with Gray Television’s Greta Van Susteren, Trump said, “I think we are in a good place. I disagree with him.” And speaking with Fox News’ Sean Hannity last Thursday, Trump remarked that “Dr. Fauci is a nice man, but he’s made a lot of mistakes.”
According to Politico, Top administration officials have begun to follow the president’s lead in piling on Fauci, including White House trade adviser Peter Navarro, who memorably sparred with the doctor in April over the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine as a potential coronavirus treatment.
“Dr. Fauci has a good bedside manner with the public but he has been wrong about everything I have ever interacted with him on,” Navarro told The Washington Post in a story published Saturday, adding: “So when you ask me if I listen to Dr. Fauci’s advice, my answer is only with caution.”
Adm. Brett Giroir Appeared Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” He stated “I respect Dr. Faci a lot,” he is “not 100 percent right, and he also doesn’t necessarily … have the whole national interest in mind. He looks at it from a very narrow public health point of view.”
Kayleigh McEnany, White House press secretary addressed the friction between Fauci and his administration colleagues Monday on “Fox & Friends,” echoing Giroir and arguing that Fauci considers the pandemic response only through the lens of a “public health standpoint.”
“Dr. Fauci’s one member of a team. But rest assured, his viewpoint is represented, and the information gets to the president through” the White House coronavirus task force, McEnany said.
Trump has targeted more medical officials, not just Fauci but also targeted CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield in a tweet last week that accused the public health agency’s guidelines for reopening schools of being “very tough & expensive.”
The president’s push to return students to classrooms in the fall represents the latest front in his pressure campaign for a broad-based economic reopening, in spite of surging Covid-19 caseloads.