President Donald Trump just announced that he is positive and Dr. Anthony Fauci is stunned. Our nation’s leading infectious disease expert — and a trusted member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force — can’t believe what he heard from the president.
“We’re all on the same team, including Dr. Fauci,” said Trump this week, pushing back against the media narrative that he and Fauci are at war. “I have a very good relationship with Dr. Fauci and we’re all on the same team. We want to get rid of this mess that China sent us.”
This likely comes as good news to Fauci himself, who may have started to believe Trump was out to get him — even though this couldn’t be further from the truth. Of course, as can be expected, Trump has admitted that he and Fauci don’t always agree with each other.
During a recent interview with Sean Hannity, Trump said, “Dr. Fauci is a nice man, but he’s made a lot of mistakes.” He also told reporters earlier this week that while he has a “very good relationship” with the renowned immunologist, “I don’t always agree with him.” That is one way of putting it.
At any rate, the media is constantly looking for a negative angle and, if one simply isn’t found, they will make one up. It isn’t anything new for presidents and cabinet members to disagree — it is part of the deliberating process. There isn’t anything controversial about it.
Instead of looking for ways the explain the COVID-19 crisis to serve an anti-Trump narrative, the media should be reporting clearly and representing all sides. But we are in the middle of an election year and most outlets are only concerned with one thing: Electing Joe Biden as president.
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