White House targets Dr Fauci as he disagrees with Trump on Covid-19, Internet calls POTUS ‘selfish jacka**’

White House targets Dr Fauci as he disagrees with Trump on Covid-19, Internet calls POTUS ‘selfish jacka**’
Donald Trump, Dr Anthony Fauci (Getty Images)

White House is publicly trying to discredit the nation’s leading infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci, calling him out for being incorrect with his response to the novel coronavirus. The White House told CNN in a statement on Saturday, July 11, "Several White House officials are concerned about the number of times Dr. Fauci has been wrong on things.”

The officials have also provided a lengthy list of examples cited by Fauci preciously when the coronavirus outbreak had just begun to take over the nation, according to reports. The bullet points consist of Fauci’s quotes including one from March when he said, "People should not be walking around with masks”. 

However, Fauci and Trump have disagreed with each other’s approach to the pandemic on multiple occasions. On learning about the White House taking aim at Fauci, a significant number of Internet users took to Twitter to criticize Trump and his administration for not seeking advice from an expert. 

One user wrote, “You are further hurting the American people by not giving them a strong clear scientific information.  You are very childish to mute Dr. Fauci and America needs to hear him," while another added, “@realDonaldTrump you selfish jack**. all you care about is yourself. Dr. Fauci is trying to help all of us. You have mishandled this pandemic from day 1. Get your shit together. You don’t know everything. You clearly can’t handle everything.” 

Meanwhile, some Internet users have noted that it was Trump’s plan all along to fire Fauci. One user said, “Trump could’ve let science lead. If he believed he didn’t have the tools necessary to combat the outbreak in our country he could’ve called foreign leaders. He chose instead to politicize face masks, dramatize Dr. Fauci’s life and lie about our progress. Chaos was the plan.”

“This is not OK!! Dr Fauci needs extra protection and respect, now more than ever these days” added another. The rest of them have made it clear that they believe in science and have extended their support to Fauci. One user tweeted, “Truth is something Trump never believed in. I Stand With Dr. Fauci!”

“I wish I were surprised by @GOP trying to discredit Dr. Fauci. However, I’m not going to allow it. If I see anyone sharing that or citing that list I’m going to go at them. I stand with Fauci. I stand with Science. #DrFauci #WearAMask #COVID19,” added another. 

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