Fauci spent U.S. money on the Wuhan lab in China—and we now know how that worked out. Dr. Birx is a proven liar with very little credibility left. – Former President Donald J. Trump
FoxNews.com reports that
Former President Donald Trump slammed Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx on Monday, accusing the infectious disease experts of “trying to reinvent history” in televised interviews detailing their roles in combating the coronavirus pandemic.
Trump spoke out after Fauci and Birx, who both served as key members of his administration’s coronavirus task force, were interviewed for a CNN special titled “COVID WAR: The Pandemic Doctors Speak Out.”
During the special, Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, described the push to develop a COVID-19 vaccine as “the best decision that I’ve ever made with regard to an intervention as director of the institute.” Birx, the former White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, said she had a “very difficult” phone call with Trump after she spoke candidly about the severity of an outbreak last August.
In a lengthy statement, Trump accused both of his former colleagues of being “self-promoters.”
“Based on their interviews, I felt it was time to speak up about Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx, two self-promoters trying to reinvent history to cover for their bad instincts and faulty recommendations, which I fortunately almost always overturned,” Trump said. “They had bad policy decisions that would have left our country open to China and others, closed to reopening our economy, and years away from an approved vaccine—putting millions of lives at risk.”
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Trump has long taken credit for the rapid development of COVID-19 vaccines under “Operation Warp Speed,” a partnership between federal agencies and private companies. To date, three vaccines have received emergency use authorizations in the United States.
The former president said Fauci and Birx “moved far too slowly” on vaccine development and touted strict lockdown measures that would leave Americans “locked in our basements.”
“Operation Warp Speed” was first announced in May. In his interview with CNN, Fauci said the decision to go “all in” on vaccine development was made far earlier.
“When I saw what happened in New York City, almost overrunning of our health care system, it was like, ‘Oh my goodness,’” Fauci said. “And that’s when it became very clear that the decision we made on January the 10th – to go all out and develop a vaccine – may have been the best decision that I’ve ever made with regard to an intervention as director of the institute.”
Trump described Fauci’s remarks as a “fake interview.” He mocked Fauci’s first pitch at a Washington Nationals game last July, saying the doctor “was an athlete in college but couldn’t throw a baseball even close to home plate,” adding, “It was a roller.”
He added that Fauci “tried to take credit for the vaccine, when in fact he said it would take three to five years, and probably longer, to have it approved.”
“Dr. Fauci was incapable of pressing the FDA to move it through faster. I was the one to get it done, and even the fake news media knows and reports this. “Dr. Fauci is also the king of “flip-flops” and moving the goalposts to make himself look as good as possible. He fought me so hard because he wanted to keep our country open to countries like China.”
Trump also targeted Birx in the lengthy diatribe.
The former response coordinator described a “very uncomfortable” phone call with Trump after she warned in a television appearance last August that COVID-19 was “extraordinarily widespread.”
“It was a CNN report in August that got horrible pushback,” Birx told the network. “That was a very difficult time, because everybody in the White House was upset with that interview and the clarity that I brought about the epidemic.”
In response, Trump called Birx a “proven liar with very little credibility left.”
Both of these “experts” are legends in their own mind.
Former President Trump is a very shrewd man.
I believe that, if he does return to the Oval Office, he will be much more cautious about the individuals whom he hires as “experts”.
There are way too may camera-seeking bureaucratic “experts” whose loyalties change every time the opposite political party gains control of the Presidency.
Both Fauci and Birx are members of the Beltway Cocktail Party Set.
The have rubbed elbows with the hoi polloi for decades.
They have never met a camera they didn’t like.
They have both grown accustomed to a lifestyle of notoriety. Hence, their being “recruited” by CNN in a feeble attempt to damage Trump over the way he handled the Chinese Coronavirus.
The problem with CNN’s effort to damage Trump’s handling of COVID-19 is the fact that average Americans living between the coasts already recognize them and their experts for the pompous egotistical fools that they are.
And, we know that it was Trump who facilitated the rapid discovery of the vaccine.
The pleas of the “good doctors”, the Biden-Harris Administration, and the Liberals in the Main Stream Media for states to restore mask mandates is falling of deaf ears.
America is ready to get on with our normal lives.
And, Americans see the entire “mask mandate” issue for what it is: an attempt to control Americans like a shepherd controls his sheep.
They problem that the Neo-Marxists in the Biden-Harris Administration and their minions face is the fact that the majority of Americans already have a “Good Shepherd” in our lives.
And, we will remember His sacrifice this Sunday.
Until He Comes,
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