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Fauci complained to the Post that Trump is increasingly leaning on medical adviser Scott Atlas for advice on the pandemic. “I have real problems with that guy,” Fauci said. “He’s a smart guy who’s talking about things that I believe he doesn’t have any real insight or knowledge or experience in. He keeps talking about things that, when you dissect it out and parse it out, it doesn’t make any sense.”
Fauci said in April that Trump had immediately backed all the Covid-19 mitigation recommendations made to him by US public health officials, including Fauci himself. In September, he said the president had taken the outbreak very seriously from the beginning.
WATCH: Senator Braun asks Dr. Fauci if he agrees that “the Task Force and the President took the [coronavirus] outbreak very seriously from the beginning, taking unprecedented action, saving millions of American lives as a result?”
Dr. Fauci: “Yes.” pic.twitter.com/zoRmXJeabP
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) September 24, 2020
White House spokesman Judd Deere blasted Fauci for “choosing three days before an election to play politics,” after previously praising Trump’s actions.
“As a member of the (White House coronavirus) task force, Dr. Fauci has a duty to express concerns or push for a change in strategy, but he’s not done that, instead choosing to criticize the president in the media and make his political leanings known by praising the president’s opponent – exactly what the American people have come to expect from the swamp,” Deere told the Post.
Fauci said in February that the risk of coronavirus in the US was “relatively low,” and told CBS’s 60 Minutes program in March that “people should not be walking around with masks.” By October, he was voicing support for a national mask mandate.
Atlas contended in an interview with RT’s Going Underground show that Covid-19 lockdowns have been an “epic failure” and are “killing people” without curbing the spread of the virus.
“The public-health leadership have failed egregiously, and they’re killing people with their fear-inducing shutdown policies,” Trump’s coronavirus adviser said.
Investigative journalist Jordan Schachtel took to Twitter to criticize Fauci for attacking Atlas while offering “zero evidence, data, etc,” calling the comments “a little character-assassination attempt by the tiny totalitarian.”
Fauci has complete breakdown, resorts to crying to the media. Notice his little rant (loaded with extreme amounts of professional jealousy) has zero evidence, data, etc. A little character assassination attempt by the tiny totalitarian. https://t.co/X1XvkZM95G
— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) November 1, 2020
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