Finally! A White House adviser puts Fauci on blast. And the truth is quite damning.
According to White House trade adviser, Peter Navarro, Fauci’s missteps are to blame for thousands of deaths in the US.
In fact, as Navarro so bluntly put it, Fauci has been “wrong about everything.”
Fox news elaborates:
“Dr. Anthony Fauci has a good bedside manner with the public, but he has been wrong about everything I have interacted with him on,” Navarro wrote in a blistering op-ed for USA Today.
Navarro began by saying that Fauci “fought against” Trump’s “courageous decision” in late January to suspend flights from China as the novel coronavirus began to spread, arguing that that decision “might well have saved hundreds of thousands of American lives.”
He continued: “When I warned in late January in a memo of a possibly deadly pandemic, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases was telling our news media not to worry.”
Further, he wrote that in February, “Fauci was telling the public the China virus was low risk.” Navarro went on to complain Fauci was “flip-flopping on the use of masks.”
He dinged Fauci for downplaying falling mortality rates, amid the debate over whether businesses should be allowed to reopen or stay shuttered. Navarro added: “So when you ask me whether I listen to Dr. Fauci’s advice my answer is: only with skepticism and caution.”
File this under tell me something I didn’t know.
Disclaimer: Navarro’s oped wasn’t “White House approved.” Sadly, some insiders claim Navarro is “going rogue.” I guess Navarro forgot to run his opinion by the PC Police. But it’s about time someone on the inside had the gumption to stand up for the President.
Meanwhile, the White House is trying to “play nice.”
I get it. We need to cut the tension in half. But where I come from, this is called “pussy-footing around.”
Alyssa Farah, White House director of strategic communications, said on Twitter that the piece “didn’t go through normal White House clearance processes and is the opinion of Peter alone.”
She said President Trump “values the expertise of the medical professionals advising his Administration.”
Trump, on his part, has said Fauci is “a nice man, but he’s made a lot of mistakes,” and has criticized him for his back-and-forth guidance over masks.
“I disagree with him. You know, Dr. Fauci said ‘don’t wear masks,’ and now he says ‘wear them.’ And you know, he’s said numerous things,” Trump said in an interview last week with Greta Van Susteren. “‘Don’t close off China. Don’t ban China.’ And I did it anyway.”
Let’s just cut through the BS. Really, Trump doesn’t have to explain himself. His record speaks for itself. There’s no doubt the president always makes the choices that are best for America. So let’s skip the pleasantries. What we need is to get back to work. Further, we don’t have time for the anti-Trump liberal rhetoric. We need solutions coupled with the kind of people willing to stand up for the truth. And we need to put a stop to the ridiculous covid scare tactics.
I’d venture to wager Trump was grinning ear to ear when Navarro’s oped crossed his desk. Because Navarro decided to tell it like it is. And he stood up for the truth. Meanwhile, Fauci is still deciding what the truth of the day will be.
However, a few burning questions remain.
How many more times will Fauci be wrong? And can we deal with the fallout? Personally, I’m waiting for Trump’s magic words—– You’re Fired!