Somehow it is not surprising that, in the middle of the worst global pandemic since 1919, the president of the United States is actively working to undermine the country’s foremost authority on immunology. After all, medical science makes Trump look bad and his lies more obvious.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) July 15, 2020
On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell broke with Trump’s criticism of Dr. Fauci to say he had complete confidence of the judgment of Dr. Fauci. It is rare for the Kentucky senator to offer opposing views from the president, but the attacks against a premiere immunologist and American hero appears to have been more than he could keep silent over.
According to The Courier Journal:
‘Kentucky’s longtime senator on Wednesday was asked what level of confidence he has in Fauci. McConnell quickly and simply responded: “Total.”
‘McConnell has demonstrated trust in public health experts such as Fauci during the coronavirus pandemic — something Trump has not as he leads the Republican Party and the nation during this crisis.’
"You expect a White House to lob political attacks at its opponents," @JoshNBCNews says. "You don't expect the White House to be doing an opposition dump on its own top infectious disease control doctor."https://t.co/bpLin0ccMV
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) July 13, 2020
Since 1984, Dr. Anthony Fauci began serving as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. In the 1980s, Dr. Fauci changed medicine in a profound way, pushing for changes to the process of clinical drug trials to allow more HIV and AIDS-infected patients access to experimental drugs that saved thousands of lives. In the 1980s, Fauci continued that work until patients diagnosed with HIV no longer have to fear that they’ve been handed a death sentence. Under Obama, Fauci stepped in to help the fifth president he’d served under in his long and distinguished career manage an Ebola outbreak, a virus from which only two Americans died.
In the 1980s, Donald Trump was building casinos that would soon go under and preening on Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. In the 1990s, Trump was divorcing his wife for his pregnant mistress and losing more money than any businessman in history. Under Obama, Trump spent his days spreading a racist birther campaign.
Fauci has recommended wearing masks and social distancing to contain the spread of the virus. Trump suggested injecting patients with disinfectant. When it comes to medical information, who are you going to listen to?
As Trump tries to separate himself from Navarro’s attack on Fauci, a WH source tells us that POTUS himself approved it:
“Not only was he authorized by Trump — he was encouraged.” https://t.co/1KgSBaZFbP
— Eli Stokols (@EliStokols) July 15, 2020
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