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Sun Nov 15, 2020, 04:31 PM

Fauci Suggests 'It Would Be Better' to Begin Working With Biden Team, Says Trump Hasn't Attended

Source: Newsweek/Newsbreak

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), said coronavirus pandemic issues would be much easier to deal with if current federal government employees like himself were able to communicate with President-elect Joe Biden's transition team.

Fauci told CNN's Jake Tapper Sunday that an easing of the tense transition between President Donald Trump's administration and Biden's "would be better if we could start working with them" immediately.

"Just as a public health measure, you think it would be a good idea if your team would be able to work with the Biden-Harris transition team right now just in terms of what's best for the public health of the American people?" Tapper asked Fauci on CNN's State of the Union.

"Of course, Jake, that's obvious, of course, it would be better if we could start working with them," Fauci replied, also noting Trump has not attended a coronavirus task force meeting in months. He highlighted how he's been through numerous transitions of power given he's served under six different presidents as an infectious disease expert.

Read more: https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2103040111358/fauci-suggests-it-would-be-better-to-begin-working-with-biden-team-says-trump-hasnt-attended-task-force-meeting-in-months?s=oldSite&ss=i2

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Reply Fauci Suggests 'It Would Be Better' to Begin Working With Biden Team, Says Trump Hasn't Attended (Original post)
sabra Nov 15 OP
randr Nov 15 #1
sabra Nov 15 #3
regnaD kciN Nov 15 #2
soothsayer Nov 15 #4
OAITW r.2.0 Nov 15 #5
BumRushDaShow Nov 15 #6
soothsayer Nov 15 #9
BumRushDaShow Nov 15 #10
OAITW r.2.0 Nov 15 #11
BumRushDaShow Nov 15 #12
soothsayer Nov 15 #8
Tommymac Nov 15 #16
Sucha NastyWoman Nov 15 #7
CBHagman Nov 15 #19
marie999 Nov 15 #13
Sucha NastyWoman Nov 15 #20
JudyM Nov 15 #14
trof Nov 15 #15
NewEnglandAutumn Nov 15 #18
BobTheSubgenius Nov 15 #17
Blue Owl Nov 16 #21

Response to sabra (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 04:48 PM

1. As head of task force Pence should have been showing up, any mention of his attendance?

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Response to randr (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 04:50 PM

3. Pence absent from Covid-19 planning calls for more than a month

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/10/29/pence-absent-coronavirus-calls-433637

When Vice President Mike Pence first took charge of the White Houseís coronavirus task force, among his earliest moves was establishing a standing call with all 50 governors aimed at closely coordinating the nationís pandemic fight.

Yet as the U.S. confronts its biggest Covid-19 surge to date, Pence hasnít attended one of those meetings in over a month.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 04:49 PM

2. Trump had been talking about firing Fauci after the election...

I wonder if heíll do it now?

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 04:51 PM

4. No because fauci would be able to join Biden

And drumpf is a treasonous a-hole who wants you to die

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 05:23 PM

5. I think he will. Why? Cuz Trump doesn't give a shit.

Fauci is telling the truth and the truth means he's no longer useful to Trump. Trump will fire him....and Trump gets another news cycle! Meanwhile, Fauci immediately signs on tp the Biden Transition team and will eventually reoccupy his position as the nation's #1 source for fighting the pandemic at CDC.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 05:28 PM

6. "Trump will fire him...."

He can't. Fauci is not an "appointee".

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 05:52 PM

9. No but drumpf could make someone fire him, is the thinking

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 05:55 PM

10. He still can't do that and neither can they.

He is civil service. That is why he is still there despite all the arm-flailing and foot-stomping temper-tantrums from the WH.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 06:07 PM

11. Thanks for educating me.

I thought Trump could request a resignation. But that's not the case. So, instead, I bet Trump starts using Twitter to demonize Fauci, hoping to destroy his credibility.. Fauci best have a thick skin. It will get ugly.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #11)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 06:22 PM

12. He can do that for appointees

but Fauci has been in NIH since 1968 (when 45 and his father started keeping black people out of their apartment buildings and ended up getting sued by DOJ for it in the early '70s), and has been Director of NIAID since Raygun's 2nd term in 1984.

Fauci has been well known in this country (and worldwide) for decades. I know my mother was a big fan!!! Whenever he appeared on some panel shown on CSPAN, she busted out her blank VCR tapes to start recording.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 05:52 PM

8. Or: Fauci is useful to Biden and thus will be withheld from Biden

Just to be a jerk

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 07:43 PM

16. He can't fire him.

Fauci is a career civil servant.


GOTV GA

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 05:43 PM

7. I hope Dr. Fauci stays where he is

Just in case Trump might decide to try to start doing something positive because he is shamed into it. I know thatís not likely, but he would somebody with knowledge and expertise still there.


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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 08:48 PM

19. The more I see of Trump, the more I think he wants to tear down...

...anyone who has competence and knowledge he doesn't have, which of course is quite a long list.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 06:43 PM

13. Fauci should be talking to Biden how is Trump going to stop him?

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Response to marie999 (Reply #13)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 11:27 PM

20. Maybe he is

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 06:54 PM

14. Front page headline in all papers/news websites should be "Trump hasn't attended a covid task force

meeting in months.Ē And go on to feature his lack of involvement. Then turn to Penceís ineffectiveness.

The republiCON party should be tied to these dim indifferents for many years.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 07:15 PM

15. What prevents Fauci from just working with the Biden group anyway?

Can anyone explain that?
Thanks

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Response to trof (Reply #15)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 08:19 PM

18. In a word bureaucracy

The tRump people have been told to not release government resources to the Biden people. Some people think that it means money and briefing materials but it goes beyond these obvious resources. Biden and his people don't have access to.....
-offices
-gvt e-mail (to set up accounts) I imagine that down the line the GOP will blast them for using non secure private e-mail in a repeat of their "but her e-mails scam"
-reports from agencies
-personel (including people who work for the CDC and NIH)
-translation services (from the State Department)
-transportation
etc

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 08:08 PM

17. Not going to happen any time soon.

Not until the imbecile is finally bludgeoned with the truth and dragged out by his heels.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 01:05 AM

21. No argument

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