PALM BEACH – President Donald J. Trump lashed out today at Doctor Anthony Fauci after he took credit for the record speed of the COVID_19 vaccine in a CNN interview. Trump said Fauci is a self-promoter trying to reinvent history.
“I felt it was time to speak up about Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx, two self-promoters trying to reinvent history to cover for their bad instincts and faulty recommendations, which I fortunately almost always overturned,” Trump said. “They had bad policy decisions that would have left our country open to China and others, closed to reopening our economy, and years away from an approved vaccine—putting millions of lives at risk.”
Trump said if he listened to Fauci when he was president, there would be no vaccine and travel from China would have never been shut down.
“We developed American vaccines by an American President in record time, nine months, which is saving the entire world,” Trump added. “We bought billions of dollars of these vaccines on a calculated bet that they would work, perhaps the most important bet in the history of the world. Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx moved far too slowly, and if it were up to them we’d currently be locked in our basements as our country suffered through a financial depression. Families, and children in particular, would be suffering the mental strains of this disaster like never before.”
Trump savaged Fauci over his first-pitch failure last year where he threw the ball between home plate and the dugout.
“In a fake interview last night on CNN, Dr. Fauci, who said he was an athlete in college but couldn’t throw a baseball even close to home plate, it was a “roller,” tried to take credit for the vaccine, when in fact he said it would take three to five years, and probably longer, to have it approved. Dr. Fauci was incapable of pressing the FDA to move it through faster. I was the one to get it done, and even the fake news media knows and reports this.” he added.
Trump said Fauci was a flip-flopper through the pandemic who constantly moved the goalposts on the American people.
“Dr. Fauci is also the king of “flip-flops” and moving the goalposts to make himself look as good as possible. He fought me so hard because he wanted to keep our country open to countries like China. I closed it against his strong recommendation, which saved many lives. Dr. Fauci also said we didn’t need to wear masks, then a few months later he said we needed to wear masks, and now, two or three of them. Fauci spent U.S. money on the Wuhan lab in China—and we now know how that worked out,” he added.