Fauci rejects Trump's 99% of virus cases harmless claim

Fauci rejects Trump's 99% of virus cases harmless claim

Fauci rejects Trump's 99% of virus cases harmless claim

According to the NBC report, "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 USA coronavirus response".

In an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, Trump claimed that Fauci made many mistakes, which led to the current catastrophic situation in the United States.

The unnamed White House official also pointed to other Fauci comments from the past, like his assertion from March that "There's no reason to be walking around with a (face) mask", which Fauci said during a 60 Minutes interview.

Other administration officials have told CNN that while they have disagreements with Fauci's methods, they don't doubt his motives, and that his only concern was public health.

Asked whether the president has made mistakes during the pandemic, McEnany said Trump "stands by the actions and steps he's taken in this historic response".

Biden himself appeared to respond to the new reports in a tweet Monday afternoon.

Earlier this week, Donald Trump chose to throw Dr. Anthony Fauci under the bus by blaming him for the mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic that has hurt millions of Americans and killed thousands.

Aides to Trump first released to The Washington Post what the paper called a "lengthy list" of remarks that Fauci had made about the virus when it was in its early stages.

Despite claims early on in the fight against the virus that they enjoyed each other's company, Trump has always been dismissive of Fauci in private, according to White House officials, taking note of the amount of time he spent on television and of when the doctor contradicted him during press briefings.

The only thing surprising about reports that the White House is working to discredit and distance itself from Dr. Anthony Fauci is that it took this long.

"What I think happened is that someone told him that the general mortality is about 1%".

"I think we are in a good place".

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany talks to reporters during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room in Washington on June 30, 2020.

We're now apparently at the stage of the coronavirus pandemic where decision-makers at the federal level, bereft of ideas on how to actually solve the greatest crisis the United States has faced in generations, have resorted to trashing the White House advisor the general public has been paying the most attention to as a voice of authority since the COVID-19 outbreak began. He's played a critical role in USA research and treatment for AIDS, HIV, SARS, H1N1, and Ebola, serving under six different presidents, but thrust into the spotlight as a trusted voice on Covid-19 during Trump's press briefings.

Last week, Trump downplayed a recent spike in virus cases in many U.S. states by falsely claiming 99% of cases are "totally harmless", a claim not backed by evidence.

"It's important for people to understand that once upon a time we prescribed cigarettes for asthmatics, and leeches and cocaine and heroin for people as medical treatments", Adams said on Sunday. "And they. they're going to have it under control very quickly".

" I'll be a president who respects scientists, who won't censor their ability to speak directly to the American people". "That's what Dr. Fauci has been trying to do and by sidelining him the President is once again interfering with an effective response to this pandemic".

"I believe we are in a very good area".

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