US presidential election: the famous Dr Fauci reframes Donald Trump once again

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The art of twisting reality. President-candidate Donald Trump has been getting noticed for a few days for a spurious campaign spot.

In this video supposed to celebrate the return to business of the American leader, after his contamination with Covid-19, appears a speech by Doctor Fauci suggesting that he would support the personal action of Trump. However, the star infectious disease specialist has obviously had little taste for this appearance in the campaign clip.

“I can not imagine that […] anyone can do more, ”one hears the famous director of the Institute of Infectious Diseases. In reality, this outing was not a praise addressed to the billionaire and his fight against the new coronavirus.

This sentence, from an interview granted in March 2020 to FoxNews, was in no way aimed at Donald Trump, but the team of experts in charge at the White House of the national policy against the spread of the virus. A cell managed by Vice President Mike Pence.

“I have never publicly supported any candidate”

Doctor Fauci, a figure in the fight against Covid-19 in the United States, himself rose up on Sunday against the mounting of this political advertisement. “In nearly five decades of public service, I have never publicly supported any candidate,” he denounced in a press release sent to the CNN channel.

“The statements attributed to me without my permission by the Republican Party campaign team were taken out of context from a comment I made several months ago regarding the efforts of federal health authorities,” explained the immunologist. The date of FoxNews’ footage with Dr. Fauci does not appear in the spot.

The advertising spot in question

Reached by CNN, Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh is responsible for this commercial. “These are Dr Fauci’s own words. The video is taken from a nationally broadcast television interview in which Dr. Fauci praised the work of the Trump administration. The words spoken are exact, and come directly from the mouth of Dr Fauci, ”he assured.

A rocky relationship from the start

A 79-year-old member of the White House task force on the coronavirus, Dr Fauci is recognized worldwide. Several times, he had – in finesse – reframe the President of the United States and correct the shooting after the approximate – or erroneous – remarks of the latter on the vaccines or treatments to come against the Covid-19.

The tone was sometimes raised a notch like in April when Donald Trump had retweeted a message containing the mention #FireFauci, “Go Fauci”, before assuring that “Tony” was doing a great job.

As CNN reports, Donald Trump seems to feel a certain jealousy towards this much appreciated medical reference. At the end of July, Trump, who is seeking to return to the White House for four years, publicly questioned why the doctor’s popularity rating was so high and his so low.

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