And this is happening in the middle of a national pandemic.
Courtesy of NBC News:
The White House is seeking to discredit Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s leading infectious disease expert, as President Donald Trump works to marginalize him and his dire warnings about the shortcomings of the U.S. coronavirus response.
In a remarkable broadside by the Trump administration against one of its own, a White House official said Sunday that “several White House officials are concerned about the number of times Dr. Fauci has been wrong on things.” The official gave NBC News a list of nearly a dozen past comments by Fauci that the official said had ultimately proven erroneous.
Among them: Fauci’s comments in January that the coronavirus was “not a major threat” and his guidance in March that “people should not be walking around with masks.”
It was a move more characteristic of a political campaign furtively disseminating opposition research about an opponent than of a White House struggling to contain a pandemic that has killed more than 135,000 people, according to an NBC News tally.
Fauci, who runs the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, had been a leading member of the White House coronavirus task force and a key communicator with the public until the president soured on his sober assessments of the situation, which have increasingly conflicted with the more sanguine picture of a virus in retreat that the president has sought to paint.
The statements made by Dr. Fauci at the beginning of this pandemic were based on the available science at that time, and have since been updated ins response to new data.
That is what a scientist does.
Of course, I do concur that some statements are indefensible.
Remember when Dr. Fauci suggested that the Coronavirus would weaken when we get into April?
Oh wait, that was Donald Trump.
Okay, how about the times that he claimed the numbers were looking much better because of the response by the Trump Administration?
No, that was Donald Trump as well.
Okay okay, how about the time that the suggested ingesting cleaning fluid or shining a UV light up your ass to get rid of the virus?
Oh, that’s right. That was Trump as well.
You know if I have to choose somebody to take advice from, I think I will stick with the guy who tries to give me the best advice based on the current evidence, and not the guy who just makes shit up.