Former President Donald Trump decided it was “time to speak up,” releasing a statement exposing the truth about Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx.
Trump’s statement is in response to the two doctors criticizing his handling of the coronavirus pandemic in a new documentary. Fauci and Birx bashed Trump in “COVID War: The Pandemic Doctors Speak Out,” a documentary with Dr. Sanjay Gupta that aired on CNN Sunday night.
“Based on their interviews, I felt it was time to speak up about Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx, two self-promoters trying to reinvent history to cover for their bad instincts and faulty recommendations, which I fortunately almost always overturned,” Trump said in the statement.
“They had bad policy decisions that would have left our country open to China and others, closed to reopening our economy, and years away from an approved vaccine—putting millions of lives at risk.”
During the special, Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, attempted to take credit for the COVID-19 vaccine – describing the push to develop it as “the best decision that I’ve ever made with regard to an intervention as director of the institute.”
Trump, countered by saying that is simply not true, criticizing Fauci’s pessimism over the amount of time it would take to develop a vaccine. He added that Fauci “tried to take credit for the vaccine, when in fact he said it would take three to five years, and probably longer, to have it approved.”
“Dr. Fauci was incapable of pressing the FDA to move it through faster,” Trump’s statement said. “I was the one to get it done, and even the fake news media knows and reports this.”
Trump further criticized the speed at which Fauci and Birx were moving in their pandemic response and their overall attitude, which Trump claimed projected a sentiment of fear to the country, according to the statement.
Trump claimed that if he listened to Birx and Fauci there would have been more devastating financial consequences and widespread significant mental health issues.
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“Dr. Fauci is also the king of ‘flip-flops’ and moving the goalposts to make himself look as good as possible,” Trump added, claiming Fauci did not want to shut down travel from China and frequently changed his minds on the necessity of masks.
The former president also took swipes at Dr. Birx’s credibility. He claimed she made poor recommendations and that states that followed her advice, such as California, suffered greater than states that did not.
“Who can forget when Dr. Birx gave a huge mandate to the people of our Nation to not travel, and then traveled a great distance to see her family for Thanksgiving — only to have them call the police and turn her in?” Trump stated. “She then, embarrassingly for her, resigned.”
“Time has proven me correct,” Trump concluded. “I only kept Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx on because they worked for the U.S. government for so long — they are like a bad habit!”
While Biden and his administration have attempted to spread a lie that Trump’s vaccine distribution plan was “chaotic,” prominent Republicans, including former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, have accused the Biden administration of taking credit for a vaccination drive that was already well underway prior to his arrival.