Fauci just claimed that Trump was getting Covid advice from Laura Ingraham on Fox News

Dr. Anthony Fauci’s return to the spotlight included a dig at a Fox News host as the source of then-President Donald Trump’s push for “miracle cures” with “no basis in science.”

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It’s been over four years since “15 days to slow the spread” and it would appear the only consistent science from the former director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is political science. Joining MSNBC host Ari Melber on “The Beat,” Fauci had more than a book to peddle as he took his latest potshot against Fox News; specifically host Laura Ingraham and hydroxychloroquine.

“I believe he wanted so badly for this to go away the way influenza goes away, and when he saw it was not going away, then he was hoping for some magical solution,” said Fauci during his lengthy sit-down, “and he even used those words, ‘It’s going to go away like magic.’ And then when that didn’t work, then we had to have these miracle cures like hydroxychloroquine, which he got from Laura Ingraham on Fox News. And then after that, he would bring in somebody like Scott Atlas who would tell him what he wanted to hear.”

Before calling out Ingraham, the public face of America’s COVID response ramped up his victimhood over having to counter statements made by the president, claiming Trump “would start screaming at me.”

“I felt very uncomfortable when he was saying it was going to disappear like magic, it’s just going to go away because he so desperately wanted it to disappear the way flu disappears as you enter the end of the winter and the beginning of the spring,” said Fauci of remarks made during the then-daily press briefings. “And that’s when I had to publicly get up, which was very uncomfortable for me. I was not happy about criticizing the president or disagreeing with the president. I said, ‘No, it’s not going to disappear like magic at all.’ And when that became clear, that’s when we started talking about hydroxychloroquine, which also was something that had no basis in science.”

“He would start saying things, you know, ‘I care about you, I like you, I love you,’ but then he would start screaming at me, which, you know, it’s not fun being yelled at by the president of the United States. That was a bit unnerving,” added the former bureaucrat before claiming, “But I had to continue to tell the truth. And he said, ‘Why do you keep doing this to me?’ Because it’s the truth. I’m telling the American public the facts. Hydroxychloroquine doesn’t work.”

The blanket claim from Fauci followed his repeated arguments during the height of COVID where he seemed to focus on individuals already hospitalized with severe symptoms. However, arguments in favor of hydroxychloroquine had pitched its use as a prophylactic or something to take at the early onset of symptoms in combination with other medications.

Attorney and commentator Tom Renz, who has taken on cases challenging mandates, reminded as recently as Sept. 2023 that the claims against hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin had to do with the ability to get emergency use authorization for the mRNA shots.

Per regulations, “you cannot issue an EUA unless ‘(3) that there is no adequate, approved, and available alternative to the product for diagnosing, preventing, or treating such disease or condition…'”

“Corruption that led to death,” added Renz on X, “but just trust them that the jabs are safe and effective right?”

Similarly, during an appearance with Del Bigtree on “The Highwire” in 2023, Dr. Scott Atlas who was on the White House Coronavirus Task Force in 2020, recommended to Trump on his first visit to the Oval Office, “Trying to be funny but it was really true, ‘You should have said that hydroxychloroquine does not work because then the FDA & NIH would have done the study right away trying to show it worked.'”

After his public testimony before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic early in June, where Fauci was challenged over policies on masking and social distancing, he also found fault with Fox News for his receiving death threats.

Kevin Haggerty

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