Dr. Fauci Comes To Trump’s Defense: I ‘Didn’t Get Any Sense’ President Was ‘Distorting’ Coronavirus Pandemic

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 22: Dr. Anthony Fauci (R), director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, participates in the daily coronavirus task force briefing at the White House on April 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control, has said that a potential second wave of coronavirus later this year could flare up again and coincide with flu season. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The Political Agitator’s response: This does not change the fact that Trump lied. When Fauci prove that the audio I heard was not Factual then I don’t want to hear a damn thing he has to say about that part. Now he need to stick with the science part and not the journalist part. Trump lied and it has been documented so move forward.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a key member of the White House’s coronavirus response team, came to President Donald Trump’s defense late Wednesday, telling Fox News that he does not believe Trump intentionally “distorted” information about the coronavirus pandemic.

Earlier Wednesday, veteran journalist Bob Woodward released excerpts of his forthcoming book on the president — excerpts that came from nearly 20 hours of conversation with Trump — including a passage that suggests Trump deliberately downplayed the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic in order to tamp down Americans’ panic. (Read more)

Dr. Fauci says all states should be under a stay-at-home order — even as Trump holds back

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, most states in the U.S. have issued statewide stay-at-home orders — and Democratic governors like New York’s Andrew Cuomo and California’s Gavin Newsom have been aggressively promoting social distancing measures. Nonetheless, some states only have stay-at-home orders at the county or local level, and Dr. Anthony Fauci believes that it is a mistake.

The expert immunologist, who is part of President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told a CNN  on Thursday night that all U.S. residents should be under a stay-at-home order.

Fauci asserted, “I don’t understand why that’s not happening. The tension between federally-mandated versus states rights to do what they want is something I don’t want to get into, but if you look at what’s going on in this country, I just don’t understand why we’re not doing that. We really should be.”

In other countries, stay-at-home orders are being enforced nationwide. President Emmanuel Macron, for example, has stressed that residents of France should only leave their homes for essential activities — and even required people to carry a form justifying their reasons for being outside. But so far, Trump has resisted issuing a nationwide stay-at-home order for the U.S. or . . .  (Read more)