There seems to be a fairly palpable tension between President Donald Trump and the nation’s leading epidemiologist, Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Fauci has been at the leading edge of COVID-19 research over the course of the last several months, as one of America’s most trusted medical experts. He’s served six different US Presidents, from both sides of the aisle, and has maintained a fairly solid reputation despite the constantly thickening cloud of bickering on The Beltway.
But, in the case of President Donald Trump, there has been some friction for Fauci. The two have lightly and subtly sparred on a few points of the coronavirus crisis, spawning a powerful reaction on social media at times.
Despite this, Dr. Fauci couldn’t help but admit when Trump is right.
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During Fauci’s testimony before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., asked Fauci if he was involved in the president’s January order restricting travel from China.
“Yes, sir, I was,” Fauci answered.
“Do you agree with that decision?” asked Scalise.
“I do,” Fauci responded.
“Do you think that decision saved lives, Dr. Fauci?” Scalise asked.
Foci then admitted, quite simply, “Yes, I do”.
And that wasn’t all that they agreed on.
“So, I know we’ve heard a lot about disagreements,” Scalise said, “and clearly there are many decisions made. In fact, there are many, very internationally respected doctors that are involved in each of those decisions … by and large, would you say that you and President Trump have been in agreement on most of those decisions?”
Fauci responded: “We were in agreement on virtually all of those.”
This exchange seems to stand in stark contrast to some of the most dire and disparate angles that the mainstream media have taken in describing Fauci and Trump’s public tumult, leading one to believe that perhaps an agenda is at play within the infotainment industry.
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