Plenty of questions still remain about the origins of the pandemic–and how our country responded to it. Just because most of America is coming out of their lockdowns and COVID fears, does not mean we should just put all this behind us. China let this virus spread around the world–crippling the planet for over a year. They need to be held accountable for all this.
One important detail is suddenly gaining attention in the media and government: the real origins of COVID. So-called experts like Anthony Fauci denied the possibility it came from the virology lab in Wuhan–even though that lab was experimenting with viruses. Only now are we seeing that the “wet market” theory had zero credibility and more and more evidence leans toward the Wuhan lab.
Things aren’t going well for Fauci, who appeared to be flip-flopping on many issues. Emails revealed he might have been biased when forming his opinions about the virus. And he could have deliberately misled the country about COVID-19’s origins. Now, Donald Trump is speaking out against this doctor, calling out all the bad decisions he made.
“After seeing the emails, our Country is fortunate I didn’t do what Dr. Fauci wanted me to do,” Trump said. “For instance, I closed our Borders to China very early despite his not wanting them closed…. Dr. Fauci also didn’t put an emphasis on speed of vaccine production because he thought it would take 3, 4, or maybe even 5 years to create. I got it done in less than 9 months with Operation Warp Speed…
“There are a lot of questions that must be answered by Dr. Fauci. The funding of Wuhan by the U.S. was foolishly started by the Obama Administration in 2014 but ended under the Trump Administration. When I heard about it, I said ‘no way.’ What did Dr. Fauci know about ‘gain of function’ research, and when did he know it?” [Source: Just the News]
Trump was absolutely brutal in his rebuke of Anthony Fauci. As a top government bureaucrat, Trump was forced to work with Fauci during the early months of the pandemic. But it was clear Fauci was more interested in pushing doom-and-gloom, instead of offering solid advice. Perhaps Trump is bitter that Fauci insisted on lockdowns–which hampered our economy and perhaps cost him his re-election.
But Trump focused on the bad decisions made by Fauci early on. Trump claims Fauci was against closing the border to China and Europe. He also says the doctor was against masks early on–which we know is true, thanks to released emails. Trump also commented on Fauci’s early dismissal of his vaccine program. Fauci had spoken to the media early in 2020, claiming a vaccine would not be ready soon.
Only later on, after we had 3 vaccine candidates ready, did Fauci seem to take credit for them.
Trump made the connection between Fauci and the Wuhan lab. In another statement, he brings up the “correspondence between Dr. Fauci and China” saying it could not be ignored. The 45th president is demanding to know what Fauci knew early on–and says he needs to answer “a lot of questions.”
I don’t think Trump is alone in his sentiments. Not only do millions of Americans want to know what Fauci knew, but a growing number of lawmakers do as well. There could be a push to hold Fauci and his institute responsible for their role in the Wuhan lab’s research. We might even see investigations into Fauci’s behavior.
What we do know for sure is, few people will be able to ignore this after Trump speaks.
Author: James Graham