On Monday, the media was in full-blown freakout mode over the coronavirus in Florida and Trump advisor Peter Navarro hammered Dr. Fauci.
MSNBC, contributor Dr. Vin Gupta said, “Floridians are going to die. “It’s not hard to predict where this is headed. It’s to badness.”
Apparently, “badness” is a new technical medical term.
“Floridians are going to die,” @VinGuptaMD says on the continuing surge of coronavirus cases in Florida. “It’s not hard to predict where this is headed. It’s to badness.”
“They have no state level leadership.” pic.twitter.com/ThrBV6aTIx
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) July 13, 2020
As a whole, the media went into full coronavirus hysteria on Monday morning. After the Trump administration released facts exposing how Dr. Fauci was wrong, and trade advisor Peter Narrovo exposed his mistakes in a Washington Post article. CNN went into full-blown spin mode.
There’s no question that the Trump attacks on Fauci’s credibility are beyond the pale.
But don’t lose sight of the fact that Trump pardoned a man who was convicted of 7 felonies including lying to Congress to protect the president.
That is a MASSIVE story.
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) July 13, 2020
“[Fauci is] feeling a little beaten up by all of this,” @drsanjaygupta says on the White House seemingly trying to discredit Dr. Fauci. “Nobody knew everything from the very start, including Dr. Fauci, but that’s… different than saying, ‘hey, the guy was intentionally wrong’” pic.twitter.com/qhMUkgehKJ
— New Day (@NewDay) July 13, 2020
The facts released by the White House has definitely spooked media into worrying that their beloved Dr. Fauci may be “canceled.” After all, it was his advice that the President was following, and early on Fauci’s advice was dead wrong.
In January, Fauci said that the coronavirus was “not a major threat” and said that people don’t need to worry about wearing masks. He also claimed that asymptomatic people did not transmit the virus.
Trade advisor to President Trump Peter Navarro held Fauci accountable and said, “Dr. Fauci has a good bedside manner with the public but he has been wrong about everything I have ever interacted with him on,” Navarro said to the Washington Post.
“Now Fauci is saying that a falling mortality rate doesn’t matter when it is the single most important statistic to help guide the pace of our economic reopening. So when you ask me if I listen to Dr. Fauci’s advice, my answer is only with caution,” he added.