Pence Calls Fauci a ‘Valued’ Member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force

Vice President Mike Pence is expressing his appreciation for Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert and member of the White House coronavirus task force, after reports of the White House attempting to discredit him.

When asked by reporters about the alleged criticism of Fauci coming from the administration, Pence recognized Fauci as an integral part of the solution to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Dr. Tony Fauci is a valued member of the White House coronavirus task force. We just completed our latest meeting today,” Pence said during a campaign press call.

He added, “And we couldn’t be more grateful for his steady counsel as we continue to meet this moment with a whole of government approach, a whole of America approach.”

Pence also tweeted a photo of Wednesday’s coronavirus task force meeting showing Pence and others listening to Fauci speak.

“Productive meeting of the [White House] Coronavirus Task Force today. As we continue to put the health and well-being of the American people first, we are working closely with states to move forward, safely reopening our Nation and get Americans back to work,” Pence said.

President Donald Trump has been critical of Fauci in the past.

During a Fox News phone interview Thursday evening, Trump said Fauci is a “nice man but he’s made a lot of mistakes,” as IJR previously reported.

Trump later declared he has a “very good relationship” with Fauci.

Fauci received criticism from others in the Trump administration including White House trade adviser Peter Navarro.

Navarro penned an op-ed attacking Fauci’s credibility, as IJR previously reported.

As he left the White House on Wednesday, Trump said Navarro should not have published the op-ed.

Fauci sat down with The Atlantic for an exclusive interview where he addressed claims suggesting the Trump administration is trying to dismantle his credibility.

He called the attempts “a bit bizarre” and argued it only hurts Trump in the end.

Responses

  1. To psychopath trumpuke only his life matters.

    Same for all of his self absorbed, psychopathic

    apologists, enablers, and supporters.

  2. Screw, have you conveniently forgotten the number of times Trump and Pence have NOT listened to Fauci and were OBVIOUSLY incorrect? When did Fauci contradict Trump that Fauce was WRONG?

    You claim the “experts” were wrong on the polling for 2016. WHICH poll was incorrect on the national polling v popular vote?

  3. Covid-19 Pandemic USA update as of 18:48 Hrs EDT on 7/15/20
    Source worldometers.info/coronavirus

    140,007 Americans are confirmed to have died from the Covid-19 virus.
    Up 924 from 7/14
    and
    3,617,105 Americans are confirmed to have contracted the Covid-19 virus.
    Up 70,028 from 7/14. This is the largest one day increase to date.

    Additionally 16,430 are hospitalized in serious to critical condition.
    An increase of 800 in the last 5 days.

  4. “Valued” in the sense that he’s a face. His so called “expertise” has been wrong so often one wonders exactly what “expert” means. q.v. the “expert” 2016 pollsters.

    With inflation “expert” doesn’t mean what it used to mean nor does it mean the “expert: is right.

    Stating the obvious? Remember how the Dims/Leftists want to run our lives and country with “experts”. Hitler, Stalin, and Mao had a huge staff of “experts” except the ones they executed or moved to labor camps.

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