jcblass -Sgt_Doakes_Got_Jokes -
No one wanted a lockdown.
Had this orange fuckface taken this pandemic more serious much sooner, we wouldn't have been in this situation. He is responsible for our market crash and all of the American deaths.
Seriously, fuck Trump. Biden 2020.
Fauci said the first and only time he formally asked for a shutdown of our economy Trump quickly granted it.
So he took it seriously at the very first formal request to react to it based on the recommendations of his experts at the CDC and so forth.
Previous to that, you might be able to ding Trump for saying the virus wasn't a massive threat, but we now know he was parroting the experts at the CDC who said the virus wasn't a threat and Americans should be more concerned with the seasonal flu.
I get that you don't like Trump, but he did what his experts asked him to do when they asked him to do it. If you don't like the timing of that, how is that Trump's fault? Was he suppose to preempt his own team of experts and just blindly close the economy without their formal recommendation a short time after those same experts said not to worry?
Fauci, starting in the Middle of February, was put in check by Trump and no longer allowed to speak publicly without the "task force" approval. He is now a regulated puppet for Trump any time he speaks.
You want to condemn Fauci and pretend that he isn't coached into what public message he can state...
[Q: What happens before each press conference? What do you do as a group?
A: (Fauci)We’re in the task force. We sit down for an hour and a half, go over all the issues on the agenda. And then we proceed from there to an anteroom right in front of the Oval Office to talk about what are going to be the messages, what are the kind of things we’re going to want to emphasize? Then we go in to see the president, we present [our consensus] to him and somebody writes a speech. Then he gets up and ad libs on his speech. And then we’re up there to try and answer questions.]