I can’t say I’m surprised.
Courtesy of The Hill:
President Trump has not been to a White House coronavirus task force meeting in several months, Anthony Fauci said Friday.
During an interview on “Meet the Press Daily,” the nation’s top infectious disease doctor said he hasn’t directly interacted with or spoken to Trump in some time.
“I definitely don’t have his ear as much as Scott Atlas right now, that has been a changing situation,” Fauci said.
Scott Atlas is a neuroradiologist and a fellow at the Hoover Institution, a conservative think tank. He was added to the task force over the summer after appearing frequently on Fox News.
Atlas has emerged as one of Trump’s most influential advisers, but he has come under fire from public health experts inside and outside the administration who accuse him of feeding the president — and the public — misinformation.
Fauci said he meets virtually with the heads of federal health agencies, such as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn, as well as task force coordinator Deborah Birx.
Fauci said that during the spring, the task force would meet almost every day, but once the focus of the White House shifted to the economics of reopening the country, the frequency of official task force meetings has dropped to once a week.
You know, perhaps if Trump would attend some of these meetings he may recognize that we are not turning a corner with this pandemic and that cases are not going down in the US.
But then again that might pierce his bubble of ignorance, and we all know how much he enjoys staying ignorant.
Of course in the meantime, Americans continue to die by the truckload and infections continue to climb unabated.