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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Peter Navarro: Dr. Anthony Fauci has a good bedside manner with the public, but he has been wrong about everything I have interacted with him on.

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... he has been wrong about everything I have interacted with him on ...

Perhaps the problem is not with Dr Fauci, but with Mr Navarro's inability to listen to and comprehend that which he does not want to hear.


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-07-15 02:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

We should ONLY trust Trump.

Has Coronavirus magically gone away yet? Florida is free and clear right?

#2 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-07-15 02:06 PM | Reply

"he has been wrong about everything I have interacted with him on" because his actions are tailored for the benefits of the public.

Novarro and the rest of the Trump administration's actions have been tailored for the benefit of themselves and their friends.

#3 | Posted by jpw at 2020-07-15 02:20 PM | Reply

This op-ed is an overt attempt by the Trump administration to drag Dr Fauci down into the mud-fighting of politics.

Pres Trump views Dr Fauci's public approval with disdain because his (Pres Trump's) approval is falling off the charts. So Pres Trump tries to pull down Dr Fauci using political tactics.

Why doesn't Mr Navarro highlight all the times that Pres Trump has been wrong, not only on the pandemic, but everything else? Maybe USA Today has a length limit on their guest op-eds, and that prevented him from doing so. ;)

This op-ed is just a taste of the long campaign season we have ahead of us....


#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-07-15 02:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Fauci is the only person of any stature working under Trump who carries any credibility whatsoever. But sure, rip him apart. That's all Trump and his minions know how to do.

#5 | Posted by cbob at 2020-07-15 02:57 PM | Reply

Peter Navarro made his whole career from the impending doom that is China.

After Trump leaves office he'll go right in the dust bin of history along with
his books that fear-monger like no other.

This guy should not have a platform to broadcast his hate - Thanks Drumpf!

#6 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2020-07-15 02:59 PM | Reply

Just heard surprising news on NPR, President Trump has said now that Navarro should not have written that op-ed on Dr. Fauci.

#7 | Posted by danni at 2020-07-15 03:03 PM | Reply

President Trump has said now that Navarro should not have written that op-ed on Dr. Fauci.

Trump is like Oprah with all the busses he keeps throwing at people.

Here's a bus for you! And a bus for you!! And a bus for you!!!

Now get under them!

You're fired!

#8 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-07-15 03:08 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Fauci: 'Bizarre' White House Behavior Only Hurts the President
www.theatlantic.com

...Anthony Fauci isn't about to quit, despite the White House's clumsy attempts to stain his public image. More so now than at any other point in their uneasy partnership, it seems that if President Donald Trump wants to be rid of Fauci, he'll need to fire him. In recent days especially, the White House has stepped up efforts to discredit Fauci, a move he describes as "bizarre."

"Ultimately, it hurts the president to do that," Fauci told The Atlantic in a series of interviews this week. "When the staff lets out something like that and the entire scientific and press community push back on it, it ultimately hurts the president."

He described the White House attacks against him as "nonsense" and "completely wrong." He also seemed dismayed that they are coming at a time when COVID-19 is surging across the country, deaths are once again rising, and Americans remain deeply confused about how to keep themselves and their loved ones safe.

Targeting Fauci seems like a tragic misuse of White House time and energy if officials' aim is to defeat the coronavirus. But Trump appears more concerned with discrediting Fauci. ...


#9 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-07-15 03:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Fauci must feel like one of those Jews working in a death camp.

He knows the MONSTERS he works for hate him and all he can do is keep working hard as he can and pray they don't decide he's of no further value.

#10 | Posted by Tor at 2020-07-15 03:13 PM | Reply

I think Trump understands that Fauci is not discussing top secret or priveleged information so, if Trump does fire him, he can still continue on communicating with the American people which would look very bad for Trump.

#11 | Posted by danni at 2020-07-15 03:44 PM | Reply

Shut the ---- up, tor.

Sonderkommando members did not participate directly in killing; that responsibility was reserved for the SS, while the Sonderkommandos' primary duty[3] was disposing of the corpses.[4] In most cases, they were inducted immediately upon arrival at the camp and forced into the position under threat of death. They were not given any advance notice of the tasks they would have to perform. To their horror, sometimes the Sonderkommando inductees would discover members of their own family amid the bodies.[5] They had no way to refuse or resign other than by committing suicide.[6] In some places and environments, the Sonderkommandos might be euphemistically connoted as Arbeitsjuden (Jews for work).[7] Other times, Sonderkommandos were called Hilflinge (helpers).[8] At Birkenau the Sonderkommandos numbered up to 400 people by 1943 and, when Hungarian Jews were deported there in 1944, their numbers swelled to over 900 persons to accommodate the increased rounds of murder and extermination.[9]

Because the Germans needed the Sonderkommandos to remain physically able, they were granted much less squalid living conditions than other inmates: they slept in their own barracks and were allowed to keep and use various goods such as food, medicines and cigarettes brought into camp by those who were sent to the gas chambers. Unlike ordinary inmates, they were not normally subject to arbitrary, random killing by guards. Their livelihood and utility was determined by how efficiently they could keep the Nazi death factory running.[10] As a result, Sonderkommando members survived marginally longer in the death camps than other prisoners " but few survived the war.

As they had intimate knowledge of the Nazis' policy of mass murder, the Sonderkommando were considered Geheimnistrger " bearers of secrets " and, as such, were held in isolation away from prisoners being used as slave labor (see SS Main Economic and Administrative Office).[11] Every three months, according to SS policy, almost all the Sonderkommandos working in the death camps' killing areas would be gassed themselves and replaced with new arrivals to ensure secrecy. However, some inmates survived for up to a year or more because they possessed specialist skills.[12] Usually the task of a new Sonderkommando unit would be to dispose of the bodies of their predecessors. Research has calculated that from the creation of a death camp's first Sonderkommando to the liquidation of the camp, there were approximately 14 generations of Sonderkommando

#12 | Posted by qcp at 2020-07-15 03:59 PM | Reply

I'm glad Trump's trade advisor is counseling us on a medical pandemic. Cuz he obviously knows so much more than Fauci.

Just how stupid are Trump supporters? It is creepy.

#13 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-07-15 04:13 PM | Reply

@#13 ... 'm glad Trump's trade advisor is counseling us on a medical pandemic. Cuz he obviously knows so much more than Fauci. ...

This op-ed does have a plus side to it.

It shows two things:

1) just how desperate the Pres Trump has become about the Country's increasing rejection of him

- and -

2) just how pathetic the oppo research of the Trump campaign really is, if they thought that this lame attempt at discrediting Dr Fauci would work with anyone beyond their own base.

#14 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-07-15 04:18 PM | Reply

Trump is an idiot so anyone looks good next to him. Three biggest beefs with fauci:
1. You don't need an N-95 mask to block spread of the disease. Early on Fauci implied this or believed this with his comments and appeared not to realize that even cheap mask materials block transmission of the virus and protect people from spreading the virus

2. He believed the disease was seasonal (other folks at CDC have actually said this) and it effected his opinion on spread of the virus. Their attitude in the spring was to limit the spread of the virus (not eliminate it like korea and New Zealand) because they thought it would die off in the summer. It obviously has not and 2 months were wasted in the effort to eliminate the virus because of it. To eliminate it more aggressive contact tracing and isolation had to be implemented. This was never done because again they thought the virus would die off this summer.

3. He has been tepid in his support of masks in general. Many infectious disease specialists basically believe that if you wear a mask you will eliminated the spread of the virus in less than two months and that almost all community spread arises from people not wearing masks.

#15 | Posted by danS at 2020-07-15 04:23 PM | Reply

Targeting Fauci seems like a tragic misuse of White House time and energy if officials' aim is to defeat the coronavirus. But Trump appears more concerned with discrediting Fauci. ...

#9 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-07-15 03:08 PM | Reply | Flag:

Well, as you and I and many others have noted numerous times, what's important to Trump is how something or someone affects Trump. Not "what steps can we take to protect America" or "what can be done to calm the nation and bring everyone together," but instead, "how can I get back at somebody who won't lie or otherwise sacrifice his integrity to shower me with praise?"

#16 | Posted by cbob at 2020-07-15 04:27 PM | Reply

As for Navarro, he has been taking shots at Fauci for months. If Trump didn't like it, he could have reined Navarro in long ago. Trump is only distancing himself from Navarro now because he sees how poorly Navarro's comments are playing. He sends out these trial balloons through proxies like Navarro, and if they bomb, he acts like he didn't authorize it.

#17 | Posted by cbob at 2020-07-15 04:32 PM | Reply

A trade "advisor" crumbing on a pandemic expert.,, well! I guess this virus isn't the only thing that's novel.

#18 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-07-15 04:34 PM | Reply

If Navarro had actually written this op-ed without WH authorization he would be fired faster than you can say "Buy Goya beans." More lies and BS from this dumpster fire administration.

#19 | Posted by joe at 2020-07-15 04:40 PM | Reply

Joe, he might still fire Navarro, who knows. Won't mean a thing related to truth if he does.

#20 | Posted by cbob at 2020-07-15 04:44 PM | Reply

National US Poll - Quinnipiac
poll.qu.edu

...July 15, 2020 - Biden Widens Lead Over Trump To 15 Points In Presidential Race, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Trump Job Approval Rating Drops To 36 Percent.

CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

Voters give the president a negative 35 - 62 percent approval rating for his handling of the coronavirus response, his lowest mark since the question was first asked in March.

A clear majority of voters, 62 - 31 percent, say they think President Trump is hurting rather than helping efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus. ...

For the first time, a majority, 53 - 46 percent, have either been or personally know someone who has been infected by the coronavirus.

TRUSTING INFORMATION ABOUT CORONAVIRUS: TRUMP, FAUCI, CDC

Two-thirds, 67 - 30 percent, say they do not trust the information President Trump is providing about the coronavirus.

Conversely, nearly two-thirds, 65 - 26 percent, say they trust the information Dr. Anthony Fauci is providing about the coronavirus.
...

[emphasis mine]


#21 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-07-15 04:48 PM | Reply

Trump is a sewer rat.

Fauci is a rock star.

No contest.

#22 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-07-15 07:06 PM | Reply

You'd think that either Ivanka or Jared would step in and tell Trump that he's tripping over his own d**k every time he pulls one of these god-awful stunts.

#23 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-07-15 07:10 PM | Reply

"Trump is an idiot so anyone looks good next to him. Three biggest beefs with fauci:"

I think most beefs with Fauci are based on what he did not know early on in the Pandemic but no one else did either. It was a new virus and no one knew anything about it so the best they could do was base their opinions on earlier Pandemic viruses and that is pretty much all he did. When he learned more he had more accurate information. The real enemy in a Pandemic is leaders who don't learn when new information is presented; i.e. people like Trump.

#24 | Posted by danni at 2020-07-16 08:45 AM | Reply

I can just picture Trump announcing Fauci's replacement: "I give you the new NIAID Director, Dr. Phil McGraw"

#25 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2020-07-17 01:47 PM | Reply

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