Coronavirus

White House Dumps Opposition On Their Only Expert

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Dr. Anthony Fuaci, who has served as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since the year I was born (1984), is the only expert within Trump's orbit that can still speak with any level of credibility or authority.

So, naturally, the Trump's White House is attacking him.

Several outlets reported over the weekend that Trump regime officials have been dumping opposition research on Fauci in an effort to blame and discredit him.

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.

Although Fauci walked back his prior comments earlier this year, you could look at this and say 'yeah, that's not a good look,' but it's not as if the White House has ever been in favor of wearing masks or ever publicly considered the virus a "major threat." They're attacking Fauci for things Trump himself has also said.

It has not even been a day since the last time Trump said the virus is a hoax. He retweeted this today.

The United States reported a record number of virus cases yesterday and very well may again today. Florida reported over 15,000 cases alone yesterday and another 12,000 this morning.

There is no sign the White House is going to take the virus seriously between now and the November election and I don't think that's going to lead to a very good outcome for the nation. At this point I expect the outbreak that is currently concentrated in Florida, Texas, Arizona, and California is going to migrate to more states.

I'm not an actual expert like Fauci is, of course, but we can all see the Trump regime doing everything you might do if you actually wanted to see the virus spread to more areas.

  • muselet

    The White House is denying their memo is an oppo dump:

    White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Monday told reporters the memo was a “direct response to a direct question” from the Washington Post.

    “The notion that there’s opposition research and that there’s Fauci versus the president couldn’t be further from the truth,” she said. “Dr Fauci and the president have always had a very good working relationship.”

    Uh-huh. Sure.

    The White House is looking for a fall guy and has chosen the one person associated with the administration who has actual expertise and credibility.

    And until Chuck Woolery shows us all his medical degree, his opinions on Covid-19 are just so much noise.

    –alopecia

  • Draxiar

    Concerned about when Fauci has been wrong are they?
    1) It’s not like they listen to him even when he’s correct 99.9% of the time.
    2) How many fucking times has trump been wrong- willfully so?
    3) They don’t care about right or wrong they care about optics. Fauci makes them look bad or, rather, worse.
    4) 137,00 deaths due to trump’s criminal negligence or negligent homocide. Either one applies methinks.