Will Dr. Anthony Fauci, M.D be the next paid expert to work for CNN? In a recent interview with Jake Tapper, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health forgot who said what first and now Trump may have to fire him.
Fauci’s name has become ubiquitous as a result of the daily press briefings. People know who he is, the sound of his voice. But many on the right have been clamoring for his release. He has a long history of being a swamp rat. And it is clear that he and the President do not have a similar vision of both the future and the past. Otherwise, Dr. Fauci would not have made this epic blunder.
I’m sure he’s just getting high on the supply. All the media attention. The praise and prodding from the professional left to take potshots at the president. Which likely explains this.
TAPPER: Do you think lives could have been saved if social distancing, physical distancing, stay-at-home measures had started third week of February, instead of mid-March?
FAUCI: You know, Jake, again, it’s the what would have, what could have.
It’s – it’s very difficult to go back and say that. I mean, obviously, you could logically say, that if you had a process that was ongoing, and you started mitigation earlier, you could have saved lives. Obviously, no one is going to deny that.
But what goes into those kinds of decisions is – is complicated. But you’re right. I mean, obviously, if we had, right from the very beginning, shut everything down, it may have been a little bit different.
But there was a lot of pushback about shutting things down back then.
The Fake News went nuts! But it’s fake news.
Donald Trump’s response began on February 1st. The infamous ‘China ban.’ A Travel ban that prevented foreign nationals from entering the US. He was roundly criticized as racist and xenophobic.
Five days before the travel ban, Fauci was saying this “isn’t something the American public need to worry about.” On February 29th Fauci, just like many Democrats we’ve already reported on here, was saying “Right now at this moment there is no need to change anything you’re doing on a day by day basis.”
The media seems to have forgotten these important statements in their rush to promote Fauci’s latest remark because it feeds their Trump waited and people died narrative. But Trump didn’t wait, he acted, and the left took the opportunity to try and punish him politically for overreacting.
The travel ban was a cutting edge move widely regarded as so brilliant that nearly every other nation on the planet imposed one after; at which time the left discovered they could no longer work that narrative. Everyone was following Trump’s lead. The storyline had lost its value. So, they created a new one. And Fauci is subtly advancing it at the same time he and the President are having a difference of opinion about getting America back to work.
The timing is not lost on me. The first argument, that the President didn’t act soon enough will carry no water. There is too much evidence working against the left. But Fauci has set the table for the counterpunch. If the people who died before Democrats caught up to Trump can’t be laid at the President’s feet, then maybe the people who get sick or die because we “rushed” back to work too soon can.
But can Democrats pull it off? And will Dr. Fauci be on the committee at the White House or working at his new job with CNN? Or, maybe MSNBC.
Or maybe Fauci will walk it back?
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