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Monday, March 23, 2020

[Dr. Anthony] Fauci addressed his interesting relationship with Trump in a Science Magazine interview published yesterday. "I can't jump in front of the microphone and push him down," Fauci said when asked about moments when Trump makes factual mistakes at press conferences.

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...Fauci said that Trump "ad libs" despite the preparation Fauci and others do before each press conference.

"We're in the task force [before each press conference]. We sit down for an hour and a half, go over all the issues on the agenda," Fauci explained. "And then we proceed from there to an anteroom right in front of the Oval Office to talk about what are going to be the messages, what are the kind of things we're going to want to emphasize?

Then we go in to see the president, we present [our consensus] to him, and somebody writes a speech.

Then he gets up and ad libs on his speech.

And then we're up there to try and answer questions."...



#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-03-23 02:22 PM | Reply

Or as the NY Post reported it...

"Dr. Anthony Fauci is losing patience with President Trump -- and the feeling may be mutual.

The nation's top pandemic doctor expressed growing frustration with Trump's handling of the crisis, which has included equal doses of false claims and unfounded rosy predictions.

"I can't jump in front of the microphone and push him down," Fauci told Science Magazine on Sunday."

Trump is also unhappy that Fauci has grabbed the spotlight from him and appears to be much more trusted by the public, the New York Times reported Monday, citing two Trump insiders."

www.nydailynews.com

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2020-03-23 04:27 PM | Reply

Maybe not jump in front of him or push him down., but you could hit him on the toupee with a baseball bat and call him a farking idiot on national TV. Dr.Fauci would then be hoisted on everyone's shoulders and be declared a national hero.

#3 | Posted by zelkova at 2020-03-23 07:48 PM | Reply

First this:

"as the NY Post reported it"

and a link to this:

www.nydailynews.com

Posting gold.

#4 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2020-03-23 07:58 PM | Reply

Maggie Haberman @maggieNYT

"Mr. Trump has become frustrated with Dr. Fauci's blunt approach at the briefing lectern, which often contradicts things the president has just said, according to two people familiar with the dynamic."

twitter.com

#5 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-03-23 08:04 PM | Reply

Maybe Dr. Fauci can publicly give his professional assessment of DJT's mental state.

#6 | Posted by chuffy at 2020-03-23 08:23 PM | Reply

Maybe Dr. Fauci can publicly give his professional assessment of DJT's mental state.

#6 | POSTED BY CHUFFY AT 2020-03-23 08:23 PM | REPLY

I'm sure he has privately.

#7 | Posted by Badcat at 2020-03-23 08:34 PM | Reply

Fauci should get a spray bottle. Every time Trump lies, squirt him. It works for cats and trump is almost as teachable.

#8 | Posted by bored at 2020-03-23 08:41 PM | Reply | Funny: 4

#8

Well deserved FF.

After the facepalm, Dr. Fauci probably would think that this is a good idea.

#9 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2020-03-23 08:58 PM | Reply

#4

Pettifogging Bronze.

Distinctions without differences is another reason Shakespeare was right about lawyers.

#10 | Posted by Corky at 2020-03-23 08:58 PM | Reply

Fauci should get a spray bottle. Every time Trump lies, squirt him. It works for cats and trump is almost as teachable.

POSTED BY BORED AT 2020-03-23 08:41 PM | REPLY

VERY BAD IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He might think it's Stormy again "sprinkling" on him and begin grunting happily.Horrible idea.

#11 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2020-03-23 09:05 PM | Reply

I can't unsee that in my mind now curse you!

#12 | Posted by Ilya_Koslov at 2020-03-23 09:10 PM | Reply

Guess who was absent from Trump's press conference today.

#13 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-03-23 09:46 PM | Reply

He might think it's Stormy again "sprinkling" on him...

Or more likely, Ivanka.

#14 | Posted by horstngraben at 2020-03-23 09:47 PM | Reply

The problem is, Trump is a complete idiot, and he has a large number of followers who are complete idiots, and they think whatever he says is the only truth. And then it doesn't work out well for them.

Like this complete idiot who took a bunch of chloroquine because Trump said it's the cat's meow. The good news is, he definitely does not have COVID-19. The bad news is that he's dead. ktar.com

And then there's the complete idiot known as Bryant Culpepper, aka Florida Man, who's an Okeechobee County commissioners and steadfast Trump taint licker, who said he heard on Trump's new favorite "news" source, OANN, that a sure-fire way to beat this hoaxy China flu is to hold a gall-dern hairdryer up to your nostrils, because that bitch will fry them germs while they just sit around in your nose, shooting the breeze, before they have a chance to get up off their socialist Hillary email SJW asses and wander into your innards.
twitter.com

#15 | Posted by cbob at 2020-03-23 09:48 PM | Reply

This is why Trump is a danger to America. And why Fauci needs to stand up to him.

Fauci is old enough to retire, but apparently he still believes in protecting the public to the degree possible, and he knows that once he leaves, Trump will start selling Uncle Donald's Health Tonic.

#16 | Posted by cbob at 2020-03-23 09:54 PM | Reply

Mustn't say anything that might upset the shareholders. F Trump, Fauci and this entire mishandled pandemic to maintain appearances.

#17 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2020-03-23 11:48 PM | Reply

Guess who was absent from Trump's press conference today.

#13 | Posted by rstybeach11

Besides Dr. Fauci's absence, did you notice that today, for the first time, they attempted to preempt network TV news? NBC and CBS cut away after Trump got done with his monotone ramblings.

It looks like they not only want to silence Dr. Fauci during the press conferences, now they're attempting to keep stories about and experts in infectious disease off of people's television screens on network TV by timing their briefings by preempting network TV news.

#18 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-03-24 12:38 AM | Reply

AU

It was obvious Dr. Fauci's face time on TV was stealing Trump's thunder. Fauci's hours are probably numbered.

"NBC and CBS cut away after Trump got done with his monotone ramblings."

The silver lining is at least the fact checking will be fresh . . . . not to mention the incredulous tone in their voices.

#19 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-03-24 03:12 AM | Reply

The silver lining is at least the fact checking will be fresh . . . . not to mention the incredulous tone in their voices.

#19 | Posted by Twinpac

Networks may decide airing Trump's ramblings aren't worth preempting delivering actual news.

I was pretty much done with watching them after Dr. Birx told the press, 'make sure you include what a great job the president is doing in your reports.' (ph)

If we only had a president our nation's career health officials (and others) didn't feel like they have to hold back the truth in front of while they're proselytizing themselves out of caution.

Dr. Fauci was the only one whose word I felt could be trusted under those circumstances.

#20 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-03-24 03:25 AM | Reply

Tony Fauci--won't see him no more...
--Donny "Fat Clemenza" Trump, while stirring the sauce

#21 | Posted by catdog at 2020-03-24 09:19 AM | Reply

Rick Wilson @TheRickWilson

Trump's inevitable #ETTD process is clearly rolling toward Fauci.

He hates expertise.
He hates sharing the spotlight.
He hates not being free to golf and ---------.
He misses the sweet ego crack of his rallies.

"Fauci was an Obama holdover. A Deep State spy...a coffee boy..."

#22 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-03-24 11:48 AM | Reply

Fauci disappears from press conferences two days in a row.

Poor Fauci made to disappear for telling the truth.

#23 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-03-24 01:50 PM | Reply

Poor Fauci made to disappear for telling the truth.

#23 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT

Check the corn field. When he is displeased or tired of them Trumpy banishes his people to the cornfield if they say mean things.

You could be next so watch what you say!

It's real fine that he done that. It's real fine he sent that mean old Fauci to the cornfield.

youtu.be

#24 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-03-24 02:02 PM | Reply

Fauci for president.

#25 | Posted by visiter at 2020-03-24 07:54 PM | Reply

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