The coronavirus and politics of the 2020 presidential election intersected with one another long ago. President Trump and Joe Biden have presented very different plans for continuing to take on COVID-19 and the future of the nation.
Trump maintains that the arrival of a vaccine along with a safe, ongoing reopening is imperative to the nation. Biden, on the other hand, admits that he’d shut down the country if the scientists instructed him to do so; the Democrat also supports mask mandates across the nation and compulsory orders for Americans to get the vaccine for COVID-19.
Dr. Anthony Fauci has made it very clear that he favors lockdowns and mask mandates. He’s even gone on the record claiming that 2021 and 2022 may get here before Americans have returned to normal life.
However, the White House is presently criticizing the coronavirus task force doctor for openly praising Joe Biden’s preferred methods of handling the virus, per Breitbart News.
The White House vs. Dr. Anthony Fauci
Fauci recently spoke to the Washington Post about COVID-19 and chose to opine about Biden’s reaction to the virus.
The coronavirus task force doctor praised Biden for “taking [coronavirus] seriously from a public health perspective.” Fauci then went on to tell the Washington Post that President Trump has a “different” point of view that revolves around “the economy and reopening the country.”
Fauci said Biden “is taking it seriously from a public health perspective” while Trump is “looking at it from a different perspective… the economy and reopening the country" https://t.co/OKqC2oly0B
— Ben Gittleson (@bgittleson) November 1, 2020
Needless to say, the White House is not pleased with these very public remarks from Fauci. In a response from Judd Deere, the deputy press secretary of the White House, Fauci is slammed for “[making] his political leanings known” and using the press as a tool to blast Trump.
The White House then implied that Fauci is part of “the swamp,” stating that his behavior is what Americans assume will come from the swamp in D.C.
The Economic Factor of COVID-19
Fauci, Biden, and others who support indefinite shutdowns, intense restrictions on businesses, etc., have consistently ignored the dangerous, economic harm from these types of policies.
Millions of Americans remain out of work and struggling due to shutdowns. People across the country are quickly running out of savings and having to rely upon food stamps and assistance from relatives; still, Fauci reserves his praise for the presidential candidate who admits that he’d lock down the country again.
— Team Trump (Text VOTE to 88022) (@TeamTrump) October 31, 2020
President Trump, on the other hand, continues to reiterate that the cure can’t be worse than the problem itself. The president also maintains that should he win re-election, he will continue moving forward with a safe reopening and appropriate means of controlling COVID-19.
What do you think about Fauci’s very public criticism of President Trump? Do you agree with the response from the White House? We want to get your thoughts in the comments section below!