Everyone is watching the CNN documentary on how Trump screwed up the pandemic and how he is responsible for at least 400,000 of the 563,196 deaths. No one blames him for the first 100,000 deaths but after that, he visas guilty as if he injected the virus into each person. He's not happy about the narrative that was developed in COVID WAR: The Pandemic Doctors Speak Out. In fact, he flipped out. Banned by legitimate social media outlets, he e-mailed a statement to... his list of supporters, I guess. And to the media.
He hit back at the doctors-- who blamed him and spared Pence-- pretty heavily: "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. 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's speech writer claimed that "In a fake interview last night on CNN, Dr. Fauci, who said he was an athlete in college but couldn’t throw a baseball even close to home plate, it was a 'roller,' 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. Dr. Fauci was incapable of pressing the FDA to move it through faster. I was the one to get it done, and even the fake news media knows and reports this."
Trump said Fauci and Birx “moved far too slowly, and if it were up to them we’d currently be locked in our basements as our country suffered through a financial depression. Families, and children in particular, would be suffering the mental strains of this disaster like never before... Dr. Birx is a proven liar with very little credibility left. Many of her recommendations were viewed as ‘pseudo-science,’ and Dr. Fauci would always talk negatively about her and, in fact, would ask not to be in the same room with her... The States who followed her lead, like California, had worse outcomes on Covid, and ruined the lives of countless children because they couldn’t go to school, ruined many businesses, and an untold number of Americans who were killed by the lockdowns themselves. Dr. Birx was a terrible medical advisor, which is why I seldom followed her advice. Her motto should be 'Do as I say, not as I do.' 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... “I only kept Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx on because they worked for the U.S. government for so long-- they are like a bad habit!"