Dr Anthony Fauci has called the White House effort to discredit him “bizarre” and urged an end to the divisiveness over the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying “let’s stop this nonsense”.
The recent spike in coronavirus infections in the US, primarily in states that were among the earliest to lift coronavirus restrictions, put Dr Fauci on a collision course with the White House.
“One of the things that’s part of the problem is the dynamics of the divisiveness that is going on now that it becomes difficult to engage in a dialogue of honest evaluation of what’s gone right and what’s gone wrong,” Dr Fauci told The Atlantic.
“We’ve got to own this, reset this and say OK, let’s stop this nonsense and figure out how can we get our control over this now.”
The White House over the weekend distributed a list of statements Dr Fauci made early in the pandemic that turned out to be wrong as understanding of the disease developed, according to media reports.
Mr Trump said this week he valued Dr Fauci’s input but did not always agree with him.
“You know, it is a bit bizarre. I don’t really fully understand it,” Dr Fauci told The Atlantic.
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“When it comes time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.”
– Chief Aupumut in 1725, Mohican.
119,654 people have died of COVID-19 in the US. People died so Trump could keep case numbers down.
“The president’s efforts to slow down testing to hide the true extent of the virus means more Americans will lose their lives.” – House speaker Nancy Pelosi
If he is declared the loser, who knows what the limits are for a commander in chief who’s already exhorted his followers to “LIBERATE VIRGINIA”?
Last week, President Donald Trump assured the nation that he will leave office if he loses in November. “Certainly, if I don’t win, I don’t win,” he told Fox News. He continued, “You go on, do other things.”
Call me crazy, but I don’t believe him.
John Bolton, Trump’s former national security adviser, just revealed in his forthcoming book that President Trump told Xi Jinping, the authoritarian leader of China, that the two-term constitutional limit should be repealed for him, and asked his Chinese counterpart to interfere in our 2020 election to help him win.
More at The Daily Beast: Trump Lied About the Election He Won. Imagine if He Loses.