During a monumental speech at the North Carolina GOP Convention, Donald Trump again placed Dr. Fauci in his crosshairs. The Former President lamented the “top immunologist” for his role as a “great promotor, but not a great doctor.”
“The media, the Democrats, and the so-called experts are now finally admitting what I first said over a year ago. The evidence clearly demonstrates that the virus originated in a Chinese government lab – the Wuhan lab. You couldn’t say it before, they wouldn’t let you say it. And Dr. Fauci, who I actually got along with, he’s a great promoter. Not a great doctor, but he’s a hell of a promoter. He likes television more than any politician in this room, and they like television.”
Former President Donald Trump criticizes Dr. Fauci for his dismissal of the lab-leak hypothesis.
"He's a great promoter. Not a great doctor, but he's a hell of a promoter. He likes television more than any politician in this room… But he's been wrong on almost every issue." pic.twitter.com/Y6NbIyaZik
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) June 6, 2021
Trump noted Fauci’s incompetence throughout the entire pandemic, claiming “America’s Doctor has been wrong on almost every issue.” Specifically he recalled when the Executive decision was to be made to close the borders to China and Europe – a move Fauci was vocally against – but inevitably saved the lives of thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands of American lives.
The Former President said to the Republican crowd that he went the opposite way of Fauci most of the time. Though respecting the immunologist for his years of experience, heading most of the medical advice from his Coronavirus Task Force, Trump noted the wild inconsistencies in Fauci’s public health guidance.
He ridiculed Fauci for his contradictory statements on masks, pointing out the NIH Director’s initial insistence that Americans did not need face coverings whatsoever.
TRUMP: Fauci said at the beginning, 'No masks.' Remember that? Then he became a radical masker. Get three, four! Get a pair of goggles, ideally. Wear them for another five or six years. pic.twitter.com/SCVzhVo4Zm
— August Takala (@AugustTakala) June 6, 2021
First it was No Mask, then 1 mask, then 2 masks. You realize he was making this stuff up the whole time, right?https://t.co/3K36T9v2V5
— Charlie Sheen's lost brother (@lamasheen) June 1, 2021
However, Americans have since been well-aware of Fauci’s mask flip-flop. Not only has be urged the mass masking of America, but has even recommended wearing two masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, all while privately admitting they are not useful to non-infected people in emails to colleagues.
Two Fauci emails. In one he says that masks are for sick people. In the other he admits that asymptomatic spread is rare. So why were people with no symptoms wearing masks for a year? It’s almost like it was all a charade. pic.twitter.com/gu8rn5R0yj
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) June 2, 2021
Trump redirected his attention to China, recalling Fauci’s dedication to denying the theory that COVID-19 originated and subsequently leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Only recently has Fauci had a change in tune, now claiming he’s “not convinced” the virus originated naturally in different animal species.
Q: "Are you still confident the [COVID-19] virus developed naturally?”
Dr. Fauci: “No, I'm not convinced.”pic.twitter.com/WKciGUrJ9h
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) May 23, 2021
As NIH Director (and the highest paid federal employee) Fauci routinely covered for China and the World Health Organization’s efforts to conceal the Communist Party’s role in the global pandemic.
Author: Val Dohm