Dr. Anthony Fauci is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. He is the man who has the answers about how to fight the coronavirus. After appearing with Trump and his circle of sinners during daily briefings, and handling Trump like a mentally challenged child, he sat down for an interview with New York Times journalist Maureen Dowd. He explained the difficulty of his job during the current pandemic, and with the current president. His challenges are not as much related to the coronavirus as they are with the mentally deficient man who claims to be the President of the United States.
Dr. Fauci called it “kind of funny but understandable that people said, ‘What the hell’s the matter with Fauci?’ because I had been walking a fine line.”
“I’ve been telling the president things he doesn’t want to hear. I have publicly had to say something different with what he states,” he continued, explaining that he’s engaged in “risky business” but insisting that Trump is not and has not been “pissed off” at him to date.
Trump is accustomed to having paid liars vouch for every lie and moronic statement he makes. When talking about their fuhrer they offer embarrassing and undeserved praise constantly while abandoning any dignity they may have left.
“I don’t want to embarrass him,” Fauci added. “I don’t want to act like a tough guy, like I stood up to the president. I just want to get the facts out. And instead of saying, ‘You’re wrong,’ all you need to do is continually talk about what the data are and what the evidence is. And he gets that. He’s a smart guy. He’s not a dummy. So he doesn’t take it—certainly up to now—he doesn’t take it in a way that I’m confronting him in any way. He takes it in a good way.”
Now that’s going to far. Any informed American will disagree with Dr. Fauci on one point: Trump is not a ‘smart guy,’ and he is definitely a ‘dummy.’ Mental health experts frequently support the truth. And as far as “taking it in a good way,” he should have added that Trump and Pence do not believe in science, and doesn’t understand anything Dr. Fauci says.
Dr. Fauci is an intelligent man, but he’s being too kind to Trump. Never forget that in the beginning Trump claimed that the coronavirus was a “hoax,” and days later promised that it wouldn’t affect the American people as seriously as it has in every other nation around the world. Fortunately, governors in blue states ignored the schoolyard bully and took action to protect their state’s people while Trump talked a lot but did nothing.
On Friday, Dr. Fauci was forced to lessen the hope that an anti-malaria drug Trump claimed would fight the virus would become available soon. He is doubtful about its effectiveness, and the FDA reported that extensive testing was needed and that takes time.
The bottom line is that the American people must listen to experts like Dr. Fauci, and ignore the ramblings of Trump, Pence, and the rest of his uneducated circle of sinners.
The Truth Lives Here
Op-ed by James Turnage
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