Fauci calls White House attempts to discredit him 'bizarre'

'It doesn’t do anything but reflect poorly on them,' Fauci said of the administration's efforts.

7/16/2020 1:00:00 AM

Dr. Fauci says Wednesday the White House's attempts to discredit him are 'a bit bizarre' and 'it doesn’t do anything but reflect poorly on them.”

'It doesn’t do anything but reflect poorly on them,' Fauci said of the administration's efforts.

on Sunday that “several White House officials are concerned about the number of times Dr. Fauci has been wrong on things.” The comment and the documents came days after President Donald Trump noted that Fauci had made “a lot of mistakes.”July 15, 2020

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00:50Fauci said he discussed the disclosures with White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows during a meeting on Monday.“I said that that was not particularly a good thing to do. Ultimately, it hurts the president to do that. When the staff lets out something like that and the entire scientific and press community push back on it, it ultimately hurts the president. And I don’t really want to hurt the president,” Fauci said.

He said Meadows didn’t apologize and maintained he hadn’t known about the effort.While Trump told reporters this week that he likes Fauci and they get along, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro wrote a blistering op-ed about the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ director for

USA Todaythat was published Tuesday night.“Dr. Anthony Fauci has a good bedside manner with the public, but he has been wrong about everything I have interacted with him on,” Navarro wrote.July 15, 202003:59Fauci told The Atlantic “I can’t explain Peter Navarro. He’s in a world by himself. So I don’t even want to go there.”

Trump told reporters Wednesday that Navarro “made a statement representing himself. He shouldn’t be doing that. I have a good relationship with Anthony.”Fauci said that despite the drama, he has no intention of resigning, citing the ongoing pandemic.“I think the problem is too important for me to get into those kinds of thoughts and discussions. I just want to do my job. I’m really good at it. I think I can contribute. And I’m going to keep doing it,” he said.

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Everything that goes on in the White House is bizarre. I’m with Dr. Fauci all the way. Science over Politics. Brains over Brawn. We❤️DrFauci TruthMatters that man has intelligence and class ... as to those living in the White House ... Trump is pissed because the stable genius saw the polls that more people trust dr fauci than trump and he can’t stand it. So when the gop slams dr fauci they look like a bunch of incompetent spineless puppets. Oh wait that is exactly what they are!

He definitely won’t like us tweeting this! Hm, what to do resisters? 😜 No one is... White House is scraping the bottom of the barrel with this latest stunt. I don’t think they know what to do . Fauci is educated, RESPECTED and clearly a professional. What was that Dr oh sorry did you say you serve the people Dr ..how inconvenient !

You speak with wisdom DrAnthonyF It's called 'sooting the messenger' and performed by selfish leaders when reality doesn't meet their selfish goals. Dr Anthony Fauci has received 45 Honorary Doctoral Degrees - A life filled with academic/professional recognition as one of the most brilliant Doctors / Researchers of all times ~ He deserves RESPECT and he deserves an APOLOGY By the President for sloppy communication from WH.

Morning_Joe The man that has the biggest balls (Republican) on capital hill y r we the people paying the super rich suits of government property taxes just so they can take 4 weeks Vacations every month on we the peoples dime Morning_Joe The White House is bizarre. Par for the course for them Who said you don't have to wash your groceries?


This guy has more class then trump, almost as much as Obama. That “Doctor” lied very good abt masks I hardly think he needs help with being discredited naomirwolf hes a fraud and your fake news Fauci voice shouldn't be the only one that matters... Just saying It’s hard for me to understand how difficult must to be leading hope for a vaccine an medication that help in different stages of a COVID-19 infections while your are attack without reason. Thank you Dr Fauci for all you do, we are praying for you.

glo5125 It’s not like we give a crap what trump says, he is a train reck waiting to happen,no one cares what he thinks,the only people that are screwed are the people that go to trumps rallies,the schools and Oklahoma. Sad Unlike Trump, Fauci is a man with very thick skin. Morning_Joe He’s just so much smarter than them that he can totally rise above. Like a real grownup.

MarkSZaidEsq Excellent response from Dr Fauci- they do look even more like idiots! Good for him Dude your eggs are in the Biden win and surgeon general job basket. I hope that works out or you won’t be in charge of anything but a failed book about how mean Trump is. Morning_Joe As said before, Dr. Fauci's record speaks for itself and so does Trump's, his Administration and the GOP's. Apologize to Dr. Fauci, they don't know the meaning of the word or where to begin. They could start with saying that it was all meant as a joke, that's the usual response.

That’s a pretty arrogant statement for someone who hasn’t been right about anything from the start. They're all crazy and bizzare. He is so trying to do his job for all of us. Fauci is a 🐍!!! ❤❤❤❤ Times person of the year. I cant image anyone else. Perfect choice of words. Morning_Joe Despite some past occasional glimmers of hope,with his bizarre Fauci-wrong idea today,we know CDC's Redfield what we figured all along,Trump whore with no credibility.Wont even complain about hospitals now told to deep-six virus data in Jared's WH secret files. TrumpReich

Says the guy who has flipped his opinion how many times now? ....science is attacked by most dangerous disease: POLITICS! HonkerTheSkunk Trump doesn’t like Fauci because he’s to smart for him Morning_Joe Dr. Fauci is a brave and trustworthy American leader, much to be admired in the dark and dystopian era of trump and the sycophant gop.

Dr. Fauci is a renowned physician who went through medical school and rigorous training for many, many years. The information and advice he has given since the onset of Covid 19 should absolutely be respected and acknowledged as truth! Trump & staff should NEVER give medical info Finally someone in office who refuses to bow down and lie ! Just telling the truth is all anyone expects or deserves. The entire administration should take a lesson on straight answers and not being a pathetic whinging sycophant.

Dr. Fauci said on day one that 1 to 2 million deaths in the first month. There have not been that many deaths in the world. So is Dr. Fauci working for the Democrats to scare voters and children from getting back to normal. Higher positive fewer deaths. Do not listen to their garbage. Morning_Joe Don't sweat it Dr. Fauci. You tried to help the nitwit but he disregarded your advice and fell victim to the Seven P Principle...proper prior planning prevents piss poor performance. You can't fix STUPID !!

MarkSZaidEsq “Doesn’t do anything but reflect poorly on them” is a perfect old school reply. I love it. I can hear my parents saying it. Trump and Navarro need to hear it. Morning_Joe I have so much respect for dr. Fauci. ♥️♥️♥️ Morning_Joe What does Fauci say about Joe Kennedy's allegations? Because Trump has a fit if you go against him like a dam child. We want to hear from the experts.

Morning_Joe This will get good MarkSZaidEsq BenSasse so true! Morning_Joe It makes Trump look like he has no control over his administration, but we all know Trump gave Navarro his blessings in posting the op Ed. Fuck yes it does, Dr. Fauci. You are a gentleman for not saying how you probably really feel! ImWithFauci FuckTrump

Morning_Joe Yes very bizarre and that PeterNavarro45 needs to apologize to Dr. Fauci. People are dying, close to 140,000 and you and the White House instead of coming up with a coherent plan to control this pandemic, you are busy attacking Dr. Fauci. Shame on you. IStandWithDrFauci Hospital data must be preserved by some entity that is not the WhiteHouse or this admin

Morning_Joe Morning_Joe Doc...you have gone political and it’s disgusting. Morning_Joe That’s what you would expect an honest, well balanced professional to say. Me, I would have just told TraitorTrump to F off! That’s just me 🤷🏽‍♀️ MarkSZaidEsq FauciFTW Morning_Joe Americans see Fauci's many errors frustrating.

Trump, the WH & Republican senators struggle with people who speak the TRUTH! Their behaviour is more than bizarre - it’s downright dispicable! Dr Fauci, speak your truth! We support and RESPECT you! Spoken like a true scientist. I love this guy. What a classy gentleman TeamFauci Morning_Joe LoveForFauci

MarkSZaidEsq Awesome! Morning_Joe Perfect response. notcapnamerica He is such a gentleman, choosing his words wisely! Think of what he would really Ike to say! You said enough go home Dr. Fauci is eloquent with his reaction to a man who, himself, doesn't even know ehat the word means Fauci has discredited himself. He don’t need any help

WillieGeist Spoken like a healthy adult.....nice contrast...🥴 Most Americans stand with Dr. Fauci 🇺🇸🙏🇺🇸 IStandWithDrFauci FreeFauci You are absolutely right, Dr. Fauci. You and your information and advice are treasured by so many. Thank you! WillieGeist CoronaDon TrustFauciNotTrump He's not wrong.

They are bizarre he does just fine discrediting himself. WillieGeist I predict that realDonaldTrump will go ballistic on Dr. Fauci and probably try to fire him regardless of the law. His problem is that the country trusts Fauci and they don't trust Trump. WillieGeist FauciIsAHero So, listened to the Fauci segment tonight and at the end, your ‘reporter’(?) gives a quick recap of Biden leading 11% in national polls and 7 out of 10 people disagree with the Presidents handling of Covid. You guys are a joke. Your ‘opinionated’ polls are not accurate.

WillieGeist Amen to that Sir. realDonaldTrump is a disgrace. Trumpers = Lack of ethics Agreed. I follow the medical experts, not lay people. Trump juiced up this sycophants on his staff to sic Fauci. It ended up showing only how pathetic Trump to be. He is so desperate to make others still believe that this virus will MAGICALLY do away. Try Science instead of wishing.

Well thats an outright challenge to trump to sack him.... Good on Fauci...his book would be a good read. False positives numbers? Now that’s what I call class. And leadership. Fauci FauciIsAHero FauciHero TrumpIsANationalDisgrace TrumpIsNotWell TrumpVirusCatastrophe trumpVirusKillsAmericans TrumpVirusCoverup TrumpVirus2020 COVIDIDIOTS Covid_19 TrumpLiedAmericansDied CoronaDon

No body need to try very hard to discredit him since he is so wishy washy. He changes his mind and recommendations on a weekly basis. Masks are not needed then masks are needed. Numbers are good. Numbers are bad. He shames himself Dr. Fauci, you can stand tall on every judgement you have made. The fact that a Fascist president is hellbent on using cowardly attacks on you to somehow give himself credit, only proves that he knows who is in the right, and who is in the wrong. Thank you for everything..

GOAT! That’s the new strategy...look so stupid that the base will think it’s genius No one can can discredit the Dr Anthony Fauci We trust the CDCDirector without Redfish who is in Trump pocket but the people there work sooo hard for Americans! We know that HHR is Heave Hoe Dept with the information that they can’t transcript

I agree. ITrustFauci IStandWithFauci that's this administration in a nutshell... bizarre and poorly attempted He is correct. Classy Dr Fauci👌 NBC's nose smells like Fauci's butt. Can you guys offer anything outside your heavy-handed adoration for this unimpressive 'expert'? One Upright Man ~ Dr Fauci Yep. His record speaks for itself. Dr Fauci can’t be intimidated or bought. The Trump administration should be embarrassed and apologize.

This is absolutely the best response from Dr. Fauci. By getting defensive you play Trump’s game. WE HAVE TO STOP PLAYING HIS GAME and look at him like he’s an alien...right in the eyes! This will confuse him and piss him off. White House does not have to do anything to discredit Fauci , he does that to himself as he FLIP-FLOPS more than a trout on the line

You go Dr. Faucci!! Yesssss! Dr. Fraudci said what? Who funds this man? Follow the money & one will find answers to Fraudci's bizarre 180º flip on his answers. Dr. Fauci....you have the full support of the smart people in America. Stay strong as our life literally depends on you DrFauciIsAHero DrFauciManOfTheYear

Bizarre? Stop flip flopping Just plain wrong. There is a very famous Indian saying, ' when you point a finger at somebody(Dr Anthony Fauchi), don't forget your own 3 fingers are pointing at you'. Wait till they see the new Quinnipiac poll that says people trust Fauci (obviously) more than Trump. I’m sure the attacks will increase.

Only a man like Dr Fauci who is completely confident in his abilities could not be bothered by childish attacks. Trump on the other hand is as thin skinned as can be. Sadly, the guy who speaks and carries himself with dignity and class, and is practically a lifelong servant to this country, is the one people think is against the American public.

OMG! Is that an actual grown-up in the White House? that's because he's a mensch! Trump condemns himself ten-fold every time he accuses Fauci of making mistakes. If Fauci was wrong on masks way back in January (when nobody knew), how much more wrong is trump, for the same thing (along with a medically confirmed need for them), in JULY!!

Fauci calls White House efforts to undermine him 'bizarre'Dr. Anthony Fauci said that White House allegations that he was often wrong were "nonsense" and "incorrect." I call it madness.. Fauci's failed predictions are what's bizarre.

Fauci Calls White House Attacks On Him 'Bizarre'Senior Trump adviser Peter Navarro, who has no medical training, has been publicly criticizing Dr. Anthony Fauci. The White House has struggled to explain why top aides appear to be at open war with the U.S. government's top infectious disease expert. Trump needs to go. I thought I saw him interviewed awhile ago, where he was asked something about the corona virus, and he declined to answer because his expertise was in trade and not medical issues. Has he been cramming and burning the midnight oil?

White House turns on Fauci as Trump minimizes virus spikeThe White House is working to undercut its most trusted coronavirus expert as President Trump continues to play down the threat posed by the virus and pushes to reopen the economy before the election. He was never a hero. He, along with Birx, added legitimacy to Trumps lunacy when the virus was just starting to spread. His choice to remain muted in fear of Trump is as dangerous as it was disgraceful. FUCCI KNOWS NO ONE WILL TAKE HIS BIOMETRIC VACCINE SO HE IS TRYING TO PASS HR 6334 ALONG WITH BILL GATES TO MANDATE VACCINES IT WILL NOT WORK BECAUSE EVEN THE SHEEP WILL WAKE UP!!! MARK OF THE BEAST

Wallace on White House discrediting Fauci: ‘This is a sad and dark and depressing day’The White House is seeking to discredit Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country's leading infectious disease expert, as President Donald Trump works to marginalize him and his dire warnings about the shortcomings of the U.S. coronavirus response. Nicolle Wallace says on Dr. Fauci: “This man is a jewel, he’s an international treasure. Not just a national treasure … This is a sad and dark and depressing day.” NicolleDWallace NicolleDWallace NicolleDWallace DrFauci the boywhocriedwolf. Fauci has cost us trillions based on his junk models and incorrect medical opinions. All for a flu virus or commoncold virus with a survivalRate of 99.8+%. DrFauciManOfTheYear

White House attacks on Fauci described as 'nuclear grade bananas'The more Fauci's reality-based assessments prove inconvenient, the more the Team Trump finds it necessary to discredit Fauci. MaddowBlog What this man was telling us is what might have saved Trump. but Trump was to dull to understand that. Just like Yates. She tried to warn him about Flynn, Trump would not listen and fired her. America is, not a corporation, it is the US GOVERNMENT. MaddowBlog Trump can't stand Dr. Fauci (or anyone else) who is more educated, is honest, who is truthful and tells the truth based on facts and the fact that we trust Dr. Fauci more than we do with Trump because of Dr. Fauci's honesty and his knowledge of infectious viruses and diseases. MaddowBlog Fauci is a liar and he soon will be in prison along with the fake news!

Top infectious disease experts lend support to Fauci after White House attacksThe Trump administration has increasingly disregarded advice from its top scientific advisors on Covid-19 with Trump himself calling the CDC's guidelines on school reopenings too cumbersome and expensive. StandWithFauci Unfortunate for Fauci to be holding a position that he is holding in the country that looks like has no regard to science and common sense. sad that its the same country that set the standards across the globe for what should be considered as great achievements in the same areas. We all should