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President Trump vs. Dr. Fauci

The advice from Dr. Fauci regarding the coronavirus seems to always contradict what the president says...

A President Contradicting his Experts

Much of our world humbled as a President doesn't change his tune

The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped and disrupted daily life for an overwhelming majority of people on the earth. In times like these it is most important to heed directions, warnings, and updates from those who have devoted their entire lives to the study of and battle against infectious disease. This is why it is so disheartening to see the leader of the free world propping up his highest ranking official on infectious disease, Dr. Anthony Fauci, as an indicator of his own preparedness and responsibility while he simultaneously contradicts Fauci at nearly every turn as though he remains the most qualified person for leading any task or response. When asked bluntly if he would be strictly following orders from Fauci as would any layman when consulting with a doctor, he was dodgy at best: “Sure. I would certainly — he's very important to me, and I would — I will be listening to him.”

An expert urges realism and responsibility with a hopeful tone

From the earliest stages of the country’s battle with this virus, Dr. Fauci has been open and honest about just how much we understand about it, how seriously we need to treat it, the sort of escalation we should expect, and when any sort of vaccine could potentially be approved and ready. “We do not know what this virus is going to do. You would hope that when we get to warmer weather, it would go down, but we can't proceed under that assumption:” hopeful while being realistic. Saying that “it is 10 times more lethal than the seasonal flu” may seem inflammatory but it remains a truth that people need to process. This strategy extends to his acknowledgment that the US was not prepared to meet its own demand for virus testing and that a vaccine should not be seen as a short term fix to contain the spread.

A President cherry-picking for good soundbytes, down-playing a crisis

On the other side of the same coin, we find the President continuing to focus on talking points or speculation that reflects best upon his own performance rather than acknowledge an increasingly dire situation. He is quoted as saying the following about the pandemic: “It's going to disappear. One day — it's like a miracle — it will disappear,” and “It's a little like the regular flu that we have flu shots for, and we'll essentially have a flu shot for this in a fairly quick manner.” These statements are irresponsible at best. Furthermore, with documented evidence of testing shortages, Trump chose lies to protect his own image: “I think I think importantly, anybody right now and yesterday, anybody that needs a test gets a test. They're there. They have the tests. And the tests are beautiful.” Setting aside the damaging effects of a president continually spreading misinformation, simply having two government voices given equal volume and consideration from the press at large breeds confusion at the worst time. We all need to do better, starting at the very top.

Brut.

03/25/2020 1:00 PM
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1277 comments

  • Rochelle P.
    3 days

    I wish we could have a "MIRACLE" & Captain Clorox would disappear 💥!

  • Rick S.
    4 days

    Worthless your parents are waiting for you in hell. Hurry up

  • Terry E.
    5 days

    Fraud and down right lies, that's always been how this self centered Ego maniac operated all his adult life !!!

  • Robert L.
    5 days

    Trumps a fool

  • Michael L.
    6 days

    Put a muzzle on trumps mouth

  • Thống N.
    7 days

    TT Trump ok

  • Monzer E.
    05/21/2020 17:59

    Translation please 😞😢

  • Barcsai C.
    05/21/2020 13:17

    He wants it to be like that ! That doctor is hiding a lot ! Please make some research before to speak to much bullsheet! This virus could never spread so fast without someone to do it intentionally ! Wake up people!!! Wake up!

  • Terry M.
    05/20/2020 05:38

    I trust Fauci as much as I trust the Oprah Diet 👌

  • Jacob B.
    05/19/2020 01:45

    Fauci is a puppet a rock could see that

  • Daniel K.
    05/18/2020 23:58

    It was never a contest one of them is an illiterate sex depraved buffoon the other is a Respected world renowned immunologist specializing in global pandemics he’s been the advisor for 6 siting US presidents

  • Christopher J.
    05/18/2020 19:34

    Its a cold that kills people in their 80's.. If your afraid to catch a cold stay home. If your not then enjoy life. This shut down is criminal in itself.

  • Highly F.
    05/18/2020 15:33

    Trump is a great president because God is with him

  • Highly F.
    05/18/2020 15:32

    Trump is a good president

  • Aaron W.
    05/18/2020 01:26

    Your pal has been a liar for a long time

  • Minh L.
    05/17/2020 22:03

    We love Biden

  • Veronica J.
    05/17/2020 12:09

    🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡

  • Sutopa S.
    05/17/2020 06:07

    Trump and his administration are total chaos. Worst administration!

  • Gary V.
    05/17/2020 01:40

    F......Y

  • Zen H.
    05/17/2020 00:29

    https://globalnews.ca/news/6910821/coronavirus-papaya-goat-tanzania/