Fauci Shreds the Media, Debunks Their Recent Anti-Trump Reports
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During a radio interview on Tuesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci hammered the media for attempting to divide him and President Donald Trump.
The doctor said, “I would wish that that would stop because we have a much bigger problem here than trying to point out differences … When I have made recommendations he’s taken them; he’s never countered or overridden me; the idea of pitting one against the other is just not helpful. I wish that would stop and we’d look ahead at the challenge we have to pull together to get over this thing.”
The interview aired on “Mornings on the Mall” with host Mary Walter who started off by asking Fauci about the 15-day lockdown timeline that President Trump has frequently suggested.
Fauci replied, "This is something that’s under under very intense discussion. What the president is trying to do is to balance the public health issues with the fact this is having an enormous impact on the economy of the country which may actually, indirectly even, cause an incredible amount of harm and difficulty, even health-wise. So it’s a delicate balancing act which the president is trying to get right. We’re under very intense discussions right now about what the most appropriate timeline is and if we do modify it, how to modify it."
Fauci answered another question where Walter asked if his advice is solely based on medical solutions or if the economy is involved in his recommendations to President Trump.
"No, I don’t consider the balancing act; that is a very good question," Fauci replied. "The president has the awesome responsibility of considering every aspect of this. I just give public health advice completely clean, unconnected with anything else. He has to factor in other things. And that’s the way he operates; he takes in advice from a number of people from a number of different vantage points and then he makes his decision."
The Daily Wire summarizes:
Fauci lauded President Trump for the speed with which he implemented a travel ban from China and then Europe, an action which many on the Left criticized. The very day that Trump issued his travel ban on people coming from China, former Vice President Joe Biden attacked Trump at a campaign rally, saying, ““In moments like this, this is where the credibility of a president is most needed, as he explains what we should and should not do. This is no time for Donald Trump’s record of hysteria and xenophobia, hysterical xenophobia, to uh, and fear mongering,”
After Trump implemented the travel ban from Europe, Biden tweeted, “A wall will not stop the coronavirus. Banning all travel from Europe — or any other part of the world — will not stop it.”
While Biden insists that temporarily banning travel from coronavirus infested countries is racist, Fauci, a real doctor, praised President Trump for his swift actions:
It is extremely important to look at and take into very serious consideration what goes on in other countries. Every country is a bit different in some way, but we learn a lot. We learn a lot from China and we’re learning a lot from Italy. Italy has a very good health care system; Italy has a lot of very good people who are on this and they’re going through a very difficult time, so that’s one of the things that’s very concerning.
I believe Italy got into this much trouble for a number of reasons which hopefully we have avoided, namely the influx of cases from China were not shut off immediately in Italy and one of the important things that we did was the president’s decision to very early on, stop the influx, first from China, and now from Europe, particularly the countries Italy, France and others, the entire European Union. Because one of the things that feeds the country is when you have influx of cases from outside. Once they’re here, then it’s up to us to mitigate the spread throughout the country.
Host Vince Coglianese questioned, “Doctor Fauci, I want to ask you about something I’ve seen transpire in the last couple of days, especially as it relates to you. It seems that increasingly, a bunch of the questions from the media are designed to create a rift between you and the president of the United states, or at least to sort of emphasize differences of opinion in a way that creates distance between you and the president. Are you sensing that as the media continually asks you questions about the differences you have with him?”
Fauci replied, “That is really unfortunate. I would wish that that would stop because we have a much bigger problem here than trying to point out differences. There really, fundamentally at the core, when you look at things, there are not differences. The president has listened to what I have said and what the other people on the task force have said. When I have made recommendations he’s taken them; he’s never countered or overridden me; the idea of pitting one against the other is just not helpful. I wish that would stop and we’d look ahead at the challenge we have to pull together to get over this thing.”
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