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The White House’s maligning of Anthony Fauci, annotated

The White House’s maligning of Anthony Fauci, annotated
Monday 13
20:50 2020

The White House’s case against Fauci is most remarkable when you consider what it’s attacking him for: not being dire enough about the coronavirus — even as the president continues to play down the outbreak’s severity. At one point, Trump predicted a death toll less than half of what we’ve already seen; he played up a drug as a “game-changer” that has proved anything but; and over the weekend he reversed himself on masks after recently suggesting that they might actually be harmful. Trump said all of these things long after health officials were saying much the opposite. If aides ...

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Summary: The White House has promoted talking points that attack Fauci for saying things Trump said long after health officials changed their tune, and otherwise omit plenty of context. Here's what Fauci said and what we knew at the time.

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