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FOX News’ Stirewalt: Trump’s Fauci Bashing Makes No Electoral Sense

Dr. Anthony Fauci has spent his life working for America and trying to keep its citizens safe. He has worked with a number of Presidents both Republican and Democratic. In June of 2008, Fauci was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George W. Bush.

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The Doctor, however, has become the newest scapegoat by Donald Trump. Trump claims that the US is seeing a rise in cases thanks to mistakes made by Dr. Fauci. On Monday, Fox News politics editor Chris Stirewalt said that bashing the immunologist is a losing strategy for the White House.

Fauci is quite popular with Americans. In a June poll, 76% of respondents said that they trusted the doctor’s advice in the midst of COVID-19.

Stirewalt made that point while speaking with host Bret Baier. “It boggles the mind,” he remarked. “Whether the administration wants to have Anthony Fauci out front or playing a role behind the scenes or whatever, the efforts that you hear both publicly there from his fellow task force member, but also what they are doing behind the scenes and pushing out these negative narratives about Fauci and briefing reporters about things he said he did wrong, it just makes no sense.”

The politics editor continued, “He can’t seem to get his arms around the idea that this election is a test of his capacity to deal with the subject. We could play a lot of sound bites not only from Dr. Fauci early on, but also from the president saying different things about what was going to happen or not happen with the virus. There’s a lot of tape back there.”



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