(JustPatriots.com)- Former President Donald Trump excoriated Dr. Anthony Fauci last week after a treasure trove of the public health official’s emails were released, exposing his hypocrisy on mask-wearing and a possible attempted cover-up of the origins of the COVID-19 virus.
Emails obtained by BuzzFeed News and The Washington Post reveal that Fauci was telling former government officials behind the scenes not to wear masks and describing how masks are not effective as the virus can simply pass through the mask.
They also revealed that Fauci attended a number of online teleconferences with public health officials and scientists to discuss the possibility that the virus was engineered in a lab.
President Donald Trump unloaded on Fauci, with whom he would regularly butt heads during his time in the White House, and slammed him for offering his administration bad advice.
Trump said that after reading the emails, it’s evident that the United States is “fortunate” that he didn’t follow through on Fauci’s advice, which included recommending not closing the borders to China as soon as President Trump did. He reminded the press that the Democrats and the media called him a “xenophobe” for closing the borders, even though it proved to be a “life-saving decision.”
Trump also said that “Tony” later gave credit to the president for stopping travel from heavily infected countries in Europe and his Operation Warp Speed program that encouraged the quickest turnaround of a new vaccine in world history.
He said that nobody would have had the vaccine so soon if it wasn’t for his administration, and reminded the press that Fauci was “totally against masks” when Trump thought that they could be helpful – only to change his mind and become a “radical masker” later on.
The former president added that there are a lot of questions that Fauci now needs to answer, including over the issue of whether he knew that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was funded by the Obama administration.
You can read the full statement here.