One of the stars of the White House Coronavirus Task Force is Dr. Anthony Fauci, an immunologist and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
He has served in that capacity since 1984 through many national crises such as AIDS, H1N1, Ebola, SARS, and MERS. He speaks almost daily in the press briefings and he has impressed the nation as a scientific, measured, and respectable voice.
Fauci speaks carefully during the task force press briefings, but he does not parrot the president. The media sees that as an opportunity to pit President Trump against Fauci, but both the president and Fauci deny that there is any problem.
In a recent interview, Mark Levin questioned Dr. Fauci on what he thinks about the efforts the task force is making. Dr. Fauci praised the coordinated response of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, saying among other things:
“Well, we’ve never had a threat like this and the coordinated response has been, there are a number of adjectives to describe it. Impressive, I think is one of them.”
He obviously believes that the White House efforts are exceptional, saying,
…I can’t imagine that under any circumstances that anybody could be doing more. I mean, obviously, we’re fighting a formidable enemy — this virus. This virus is a serious issue here.
Watch what Dr. Fauci has to say:
The media is following an old playbook – divide and conquer. Thus far, Trump and Fauci are resisting their efforts.
It’s a beautiful thing to see the media’s disappointment.