Dr. Fauci to Media: Stop Trying to Pit Me Against Trump
The media has been trying their hardest to create a rift between President Donald Trump and Dr. Fauci, because even during a global pandemic no anti-Trump clickbait is beneath them.
“Dr. Anthony Fauci is losing patience with President Donald Trump — and the feeling may be mutual” opened one article at the New York Daily News. “The nation’s top pandemic doctor expressed growing frustration with Trump’s handling of the crisis, which has included equal doses of false claims and unfounded rosy predictions” they continued.
“Task force health expert contradicts Trump about coronavirus vaccine timing” headlined a CNN article. In the article we learn that Trump said a vaccine could take between a couple of months and a year to develop, while Fauci clarified that while the vaccine could be made within that time-frame, but it wouldn’t be then immediately deployable. That’s the contradiction.
Meanwhile the Business Insider “reported” that the animosity is growing in both directions, and that Trump is “reportedly” frustrated with Dr. Fauci’s “blunt approach” during press conferences.
Everyone quoted above isn’t reporting the news. They’re writing fan fiction.
In reality, there’s a greater rift between Dr. Fauci and the media than there is between him and Trump. During a recent interview, Fauci said:
That is really unfortunate — I would wish that would stop because we have a much bigger problem here than trying to point out differences. There really fundamentally at the core … are not differences. The president has listened to what I have said and what the other people on the task force have said. When I have made recommendations he has taken them,” Fauci added. “The idea of just pitting one against the other is just not helpful.
He’s had enough!
— Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) March 24, 2020
The Reagan Batallion made a solid point in a followup tweet – that if the media truly believes that Trump is incompetent, why on Earth would they try to create a rift between him and Dr. Fauci? Perhaps because they’re more than willing to sacrifice the well-being of the American people – but only if it damages President Trump.
Hopefully the ratings are worth it.