Two clinicians allegedly gave misleading accounts of how the pandemic unfolded, the nation’s former leader said.
Former President Donald Trump criticized Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx for significantly altering their recollection of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Virus.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director and former White House CCP Virus response coordinator each tried to use a nationally televised interview to present their response to the deadly disease in a positive light.
However, President Trump revealed Fauci’s and Birx’s work performance was far from perfect.
“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,” he said in a statement obtained by Wink News.
Both of the clinicians allegedly acted contrary to the Hippocratic Oath, which promises to “first, do no harm.”
“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,” Trump said.
The former president believes Fauci made several false and misleading statements about his efforts to fast-track the CCP Virus vaccine and relationship with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
“[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,” he said. “Dr. Fauci was incapable of pressing the FDA to move it [vaccine] through faster. I was the one to get it done, and even the fake news media knows and reports this.”
Trump revealed Fauci originally opposed the previous Trump administration’s idea to close the border to travelers from mainland China, and also did not want Americans to immediately cover their noses and mouths.
“He fought me so hard because he wanted to keep our country open to countries like China [and] I closed it against his strong recommendation, which saved many lives,” he said. “Fauci also said we did not need to wear masks, then a few months later he said we needed to wear masks, and now, two or three of them. Fauci [also] spent U.S. money on the Wuhan lab in China—and we now know how that worked out.”
The former president described Birx as a dishonest and poor role model for the White House.
“Birx is a proven liar with very little credibility left, [with] many of her recommendations were viewed as ‘pseudo-science,'” he said. “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? She then, embarrassingly for her, resigned.”
President Trump described the fast CCP Virus vaccine rollout as one of his administration’s greatest accomplishments.
“We developed American vaccines by an American president in record time, nine months, which is saving the entire world,” he said. “We bought billions of dollars of these vaccines on a calculated bet that they would work, perhaps the most important bet in the history of the world.”