If you’ve watched any of President Trump’s Corona Virus Task Force briefings, you’ve likely heard from Dr. Anthony Fauci –a renowned American immunologist—who serves on the White House Corona Virus Taskforce and as the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease.
Dr. Fauci has served under six Presidents, including Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama and now President Trump. Which means he’s been on the frontlines of the federal government’s battles against HIV/AIDS, the swine flu, SARS, MERS, and Ebola. There’s no other way to put it: Dr. Fauci is a consummate professional.
America is clearly in dire times where Dr. Fauci’s extensive knowledge provides valuable counsel to President Trump, but now the media is trying to drive a wedge between Dr. Fauci and the President.
The media’s attempt – on the forefront and behind the scenes –to divide Fauci and Trump has become so severe Dr. Fauci – who’s a doctor, not a political operator – is speaking out.
According to The Hill:
During an interview with Fauci — a leader on the White House coronavirus task force — the host of the Morning on The Mall Podcast, Vince Coglianese, asked if the doctor thinks the media is attempting to emphasize differences of opinions between himself and Trump.
“That is really unfortunate. I would wish that would stop because we have a much bigger problem here than trying to point out differences,” Fauci said. “There really fundamentally at the core … are not differences.”
“The president has listened to what I have said and what the other people on the task force have said. When I have made recommendations he has taken them,” Fauci added. “The idea of just pitting one against the other is just not helpful.”
The level of trust between Dr. Fauci and Trump is lofty despite the will of the media to tell you otherwise. Trump has given Dr. Fauci unusual latitude to conduct a wide range of interviews, in addition to casting him into a starring role in the White House’s response to Corona Virus. That’s not something you do unless trust and cohesiveness exist. Attempts by the media to suggest otherwise are foolish.
Regardless of why the media wants to drive a wedge between one of the most quintessential members of the White House Corona Virus Task Force and the President, we are facing a crisis. Right now, despite our political difference, we need our best and brightest working together to solve this problem. Dr. Fauci and President Trump understand this.