Fauci Reveals the White House Has Controlled When He Can Talk To the Media

Dr. Anthony Fauci has made several media appearances across different programs since the coronavirus pandemic began. He is a member of the White House task force.

During an appearance on CBS’ “60 Minutes,” aired on Sunday, Fauci was asked if the White House “has been controlling” when he can speak with the media.

Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, responded, “I think you’d have to be honest to say yes.”

“I have certainly not been allowed to go on many, many, many shows that have asked for me,” he continued.

CBS’ Dr. Jon LaPook asked if Fauci can understand the “frustration” of not hearing from Fauci — who he dubbed “one of the most trusted voices in America” — sometimes.

“Can you understand the frustration that maybe there’s been a restriction on the flow of information?” LaPook asked, to which Fauci said, “There has been a restriction…but, it isn’t consistent.”

See Fauci’s remarks below:

A former homeland security and counterterrorism advisor to Vice President Mike Pence, Olivia Troye, spoke about Fauci and his appearances at the White House during an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper over the weekend.

Troye said that senior White House officials would “look away and roll their eyes” when Fauci gave briefings on the warnings of the coronavirus. Troye was an aide to the White House coronavirus task force.

She said, “I saw people in the room during the meetings, people, senior White House officials, look away and roll their eyes while he was briefing sometimes, or they would try to push back and say, ‘Well, can’t you spin the data this way?'” She described those officials as “people who do not have any medical or scientific backgrounds.”

Troye also claimed that she “would have to call [Fauci] at times when he was on his way and say, ‘Dr. Fauci, you’re not needed today, I’m sorry.'”

Asked by Tapper if it was “because they didn’t want him at White House delivering facts, delivering truth?” Troye said, “Correct.”

Responses

  1. “Fauci is not the end-all expert on covid.” ed

    Ok, ed, I am confused.

    Who do YOU say is the “end-all expert on covid” to whom we should listen? Who? You?

  2. Ed Mcguire, Fauci may not be YOUR “end-all expert on covid” BUT the majority of Americans find Dr. Fauci much more credible on public health safety than the POTUS that unsurprisingly infected himself, his wife & son and 34 members of the WH staff and hosted numerous superspreader events. Trump, Carlson, Hannity, Limbaugh, and Ingraham are entertainers, not public health officials. YOU may find their advice on COVID entertaining, BUT the majority of Americans want expertise, not entertainment on public safety issues.

  3. Fauci is not the end-all expert on covid. He has been ahead of the eventual facts several times. The media treats him like their favorite grandpa: can’t criticise him.

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