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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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1281 comments

  • Rebecca M.
    07/01/2020 03:52

    Funny how the little shrimp could predict this pandemic before Trump was elected.

  • Tamara N.
    06/21/2020 23:29

    Both are liars!

  • Daniel M.
    06/04/2020 02:12

    I think pres Trump is right when he say's the virus is just an ordinary flu. These globalists like dr.fauci,bill gates and WHO are conditioning the minds of the world that it is a deadly virus so as to promote the bill gates vaccine and big pharma. But i'm sure God Almighty will put them all to shame.

  • Brenda T.
    06/03/2020 05:20

    U cannot tell Trump anything. It is a pitiful state of mind when u do not move on the truth from experts of the field.He could easily get us killed through stupidy alone.

  • Curtis L.
    05/31/2020 03:42

    Faucci is all New World Order and this virus is part of it. It's a program started in 2019 to get everyone's DNA sample.. vaccination. And it's called certificate of vacination ID or covid 19. Resist their efforts

  • Ruben S.
    05/30/2020 15:18

    Ok my Republicans friends , is this enough or this video is also fake ? 😡

  • Asif A.
    05/30/2020 10:19

    he is clearly to blame but his supporters deny everything

  • Cindy T.
    05/30/2020 07:25

    Trump is. No. Good

  • Cindy T.
    05/30/2020 07:23

    Trump. Is. Lier. Pice. Duty bag

  • Peric P.
    05/29/2020 20:57

    STRASNO kakav zlotvor ovaj FAUCI treba ga uhapsiti i zajedno sa ortakom bolesnim milijarderom i njegovom jos bolesnijom zenom vakcinisati istim sranjem koji su za nas spremili

  • Lourdes T.
    05/29/2020 14:31

    Trump is using rivasgtimine patch

  • Castello S.
    05/29/2020 13:00

    2 worsed president who killed Americans is sex manic Clinton's and Abdul Obama..

  • Castello S.
    05/29/2020 12:59

    This stupidity Americans are to shame own leader.. let Dem Rats biases kill Americans, love illegal refugees and drug cartels into America and kill by drug abuser addict

  • Leo A.
    05/29/2020 09:52

    stupid mf

  • Johnny G.
    05/29/2020 03:33

    This man must go before he kills us all

  • Chagua I.
    05/29/2020 00:22

    No no no ant Trump... that is not true!!!

  • Rick S.
    05/25/2020 02:31

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

  • Terry E.
    05/24/2020 00:33

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

  • Robert L.
    05/23/2020 14:19

    Trumps a fool

  • Michael L.
    05/22/2020 09:03

    Put a muzzle on trumps mouth

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