US Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Hearing to Examine COVID-19, Focusing on an Update on the Federal Response

I’m old enough to remember when the Trump White House was literally sending surrogates out with talking points slamming Dr. Anthony Fauci. While it feels like that was twenty years ago, it was maybe back in May or June of this year? Fauci is not a political appointee – he is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and he was part of the coronavirus task force, before the task force was practically dismantled because Donald Trump was bored with dealing with the pandemic. For months, Trump and his people behaved as if they thought they could simply insult Fauci and that would somehow negate… the pandemic. As if Fauci was, like, the spokesperson for the virus. Anyway, they’re not doing that anymore. Now they’re pretending like Fauci has endorsed Donald Trump. I’m not going to find the actual Trump ad, but the Guardian spliced the clip of Fauci in the Trump ad with his actual March comments:

Dr. Fauci has not endorsed Donald Trump in any way, shape or form. Fauci has not endorsed anyone. He’s asking the Trump campaign to remove the ad or simply edit …read more

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