Courtesy of CNN:
Dr. Anthony Fauci did not consent to being featured in a new advertisement from the Trump campaign touting President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert told CNN his words were taken out of context.
“In my nearly five decades of public service, I have never publicly endorsed any political candidate. The comments attributed to me without my permission in the GOP campaign ad were taken out of context from a broad statement I made months ago about the efforts of federal public health officials,” Fauci said in a statement provided exclusively to CNN when asked if he agreed to be featured in the ad.
The Trump campaign released the new ad last week after the President was discharged from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center following treatment for Covid-19. The 30-second ad, which is airing in Michigan, touts Trump’s personal experience with the virus and uses a quote from Fauci in an attempt to make it appear as if he is praising Trump’s response.
Dr. Fauci remains the most trusted expert on the Coronavirus, and clearly, Trump understands and resents that.
Which is likely why he is also keeping him away from the Sunday shows.
Courtesy of Axios:
The White House refused to allow Anthony Fauci or any of the medical experts on the coronavirus task force to appear on ABC’s “This Week,” host Jon Karl said Sunday.
“We had hoped to talk to Dr. Fauci about both the outbreak at the White House and across the country,” Karl said at the start of the show.
“He was more than willing to join us, but the White House wouldn’t allow you to hear from the nation’s leading expert on coronavirus.”
“In fact, they wouldn’t allow any of the medical experts on the president’s own coronavirus task force to appear on this show.”
Donald Trump is creating his own little narrative concerning the Coronavirus, and its impact on him and the rest of the country, and he does not want the experts poking holes in it.
Unfortunately for Trump we already know that his narrative is full of holes.