Dear Commons Community,
Donald Trump showed just how much he is afraid of Anthony Fauci by attacking him on twitter and on a campaign call yesterday.
“All I ask of Tony is that he make better decisions,” Trump tweeted. “Also, Bad arm!” The latter comment refers to when Fauci threw out the first pitch to open the Major League baseball season in July.
Earlier in the day, Trump said that people were tired of coronavirus mitigation efforts, according to multiple reporters listening in on a campaign staff call two weeks out from Election Day. He also claimed, without evidence, that if the administration had listened to Fauci, one of the nation’s premier infectious disease experts and the longtime head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, “we’d have 700,000, 800,000 deaths.”
“People are tired of COVID. I have these huge rallies. People are saying, ‘Whatever. Just leave us alone.’ They’re tired of it. People are tired of hearing Fauci and all these idiots,” Trump said, adding, “Fauci is a nice guy. He’s been here for 500 years.”
While Americans are certainly tired of COVID-19, polling shows a majority are committed to taking precautions to try and reduce its spread. According to a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll, 67 percent say it should be mandatory to wear a mask in public. Another 60 percent say Trump is not following the advice of medical experts closely enough.
A National Geographic/Morning Consult poll taken earlier in October found that 74 percent of Americans said they always wear a mask when leaving their home.
Trump’s handling of the pandemic, which has killed more than 220,000 Americans and resulted in the president himself being hospitalized earlier this month, has been criticized since the coronavirus appeared early this year. The Yahoo News/YouGov poll found that 59 percent of respondents say the president underestimated the risks.
“Every time [Fauci] goes on television there’s always a bomb, but there’s a bigger bomb if you fire him,” Trump added. “This guy’s a disaster.”
Anthony Fauci is everything that the President is not. Fauci is honest, humble, and admits to the public if he is wrong. Trump, on the other hand, is a liar, a pompous ass, and is incapable of admitting wrong.
Trump fears truth and genuineness!