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Dr. Fauci Dismisses Narrative of 'Confrontational' Relationship with President Trump in Question from Sen. Loeffler

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Since the launch of the White House’s coronavirus task force, Democrats and the mainstream media have given their best efforts to drive a wedge between public health officials and President Trump. The president has repeatedly insisted that he has a great working relationship with Dr. Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, as well as the rest of the task force. 

In his testimony before the Senate HELP committee on Tuesday, Dr. Fauci was given an avenue to directly correct the media’s fabricated narrative, in a question directed at all of the health officials, from Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA):

“The mainstream media and, indeed, some of my colleagues in the senate seem to want to paint each of your relationships with our president during this wartime effort as confrontational and lacking consensus. Can you categorically say here to the American people today, whether this is true or untrue?” Sen. Loeffler asked. “From your testimony today, I’ve seen a very coordinated effort to address this with the administration to combat this pandemic.”

Indeed, Dr. Fauci refuted the narrative pushed by Democrats and the mainstream media.

“No. There is certainly not a confrontational relationship between me and the president. As I’ve mentioned many times, I give advice and opinion, based on evidence-based scientific information. He hears that, he respects it, he gets opinions from a variety of other people, but in no way, in my experience over the last several months has there been any confrontational relationship between us,” Dr. Fauci said.

As Sen. Loeffler correctly pointed out, critics of President Trump attempt to undermine his action to combat COVID-19 by creating fake disagreements between the president and the task force. Luckily, Dr. Fauci continues to rise above partisan rancor.

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