Dr. Anthony Fauci, the ubiquitous and primary medical face on the Whitehouse COVID-19 Task Force, was asked in a recent radio interview with WMAL in Washington, D.C. whether it appears to him that the media’s questions seem increasingly designed to create a division between himself and President Trump. Fauci, who has served every Administration since 1984 as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, admitted that he has recognized this, calling it “really unfortunate.” saying emphatically,
“I wish it would STOP. … When I’ve made recommendations, he’s taken them. He’s never countered or over-ridden me. The idea of pitting one against the other is just not helpful. I wish that would stop.”
“There are fundamentally at the core, when you look at things, there are not differences. The President has listened to what I have said, and to what the other people on the task force have said.”
What Dr. Fauci is recognizing and describes as really unfortunate is the effort to politicize this crisis and pit the President as at odds with the scientists, as anti-science. Fauci, the most widely trusted voice in America on the corona pandemic, working daily and very closely with the President, clearly doesn’t see it that way. He admits there are debates on best actions, as there should be on such things. But as he says, “fundamentally at the core … there are not differences” between the two leaders.
This seems like information the American people would like to hear. Unfortunately, much of the mainstream media does not seem to be interested in this fact.