‘Science Was Distorted & Rejected’: Dr. Fauci On Working With Trump Admin | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

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Dr. Anthony Fauci talks with Rachel Maddow about the challenges of working with the Trump administration and the burden that was put on government health agencies. Aired on 01/23/2021.
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Science Was Distorted & Rejected': Dr. Fauci On Working With The Trump Admin | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

92 Comments on "‘Science Was Distorted & Rejected’: Dr. Fauci On Working With Trump Admin | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. Trump didn’t want ‘America first’, he wanted ‘America only’. And within the country he wanted his way or no way. He really would’ve loved to rule with an iron fist.

  2. He has respect for the Office of President and NOT the actual President .. Sadly, the President didn’t have respect for the Office of President

    • @Joy Simpson The numbers have been cooked. Whats so hard to figure out about that sheep?

    • @Ryan Smith Since you’re such a smart mouthed Alec – why don’t you read your previous comment again . It’s of no use going further with this conversation because you don’t seem to comprehend what you wrote . So goodbye – I won’t be reading nor responding to your comments..

    • @Ryan Smith Sorry Louis Pasteur there is a worldwide Pandemic and its killing thousands American Citizen as well and the Death Certificates have clearly stated that they died from Covid 19

    • @jameswyrm8 A quality of Science is that it is changeable, not a dogma (like religion is). Science changes as new discoveries are made, so start learning about Science and become more educated, it doesn’t hurt.

    • @Dulce R-L no it wasnt science . there wasnt enough research done to determine ANYTHING. Cdc who fauci were all wrong multiple times. Not science but lack thereof.

  3. Mike Pence was anti-science , a religious fundamentalist and in charge of America’s biggest science project. I can only imagine how difficult it must have been to work with him ..

    • Vice Lord of the Flies

    • Wrong. Pence created the team at the White House. Dr. Fauci, Dr. Birx and Admiral Radcliffe followed the developing epidemic while WHO’s DrTedros kept denying it.

      Dr. Fauci is a hero in the vein of the Curies and Di Wenliang—- but he has survived the discovery.

    • To be fair to Pence, he was following Trump’s lead. That doesn’t excuse him from being spineless, but if he were the sort to buck the president, he wouldn’t have been chosen as vice president.

      Though, it seems that he did develop a backbone after Trump sicced his sycophants on him. Hearing them chant “Hang Mike Pence!” and seeing the gallows they constructed for him must’ve strengthened his vertebrae something fierce.

    • @Håkan Bråkan Kråkan Correct, religion hampers the absorption of education by kneecaping the logical, deductive mind. It conditions the mind to accept info without evidence, to just “take it on faith”. There is a reason why they are so susceptible to conspiracy theories. Why when you scratch the surface of a trump supporter you find a rabid religious zealot.

    • Lawrence D’Oliveiro | January 23, 2021 at 9:41 PM | Reply

      So, which commandment prohibits addictions, exactly?

  4. Give this man a raise. He survived 4 years of Trump and did so with class and professionalism.

    • @Lee TV If your main concern and priority is the safety of millions of people, getting fired from a position where you can do the most and whenever possible lessen the injurious actions of said narcissist sociopath would be an immensely stupid move. Specially when there were many others already doing so.

    • Meanwhile 30 died in Norway days after receiving Covid. The Ek Chapo of JerUSAlem

    • ​@Lee TV His sense of responsibility and his determination to keep slogging through the muck and mire to do his job while stealthy battling that narcissistic psychopath is what impresses me *most* about him.
      Yes, he could have quit. But how would any of us have been better served for that?
      Instead, he held his head up (ducked when necessary) and kept working to find solutions to a GLOBAL PANDEMIC.
      He continued to do the work that needed to be done while fighting the dismissive unconcerned regime from the beginning of the AIDS epidemic; he continues to do the same today with COVID-19.
      He has been lauded by the WHO as a man who has done more to promote the welfare of everyone on the planet than any single individual has.
      If sacrificing one’s pride in order to continue the urgent work he has dedicated his life to is not class and professionalism, I can not possibly imagine what is.

    • Powrguy Powrguy | January 23, 2021 at 9:04 PM | Reply

      @myko freder Yeah; Fauci funneled the money to Wuhan, to continue research on the virus that he has the patent on……

    • Leigh-ann Hall | January 23, 2021 at 11:57 PM | Reply

      @Powrguy Powrguy evidence?

  5. Dr Fauci is an amazingly strong man. God bless him and those who work with him. His job should be easier from now on.

    • Petyr Kowalski | January 23, 2021 at 4:32 AM | Reply

      100% agree

    • He recently celebrated his birthday, may God grant him good health and more years.

    • “I really believe the Republicans are just too crazy right. I mean, what’s going on [in that party] is just nuts.”
      ― The Donald @ interview with NBC News’ “Meet the Press”, October 1999

      “In many cases, I probably identify more as Democrat. I’ve been around a long time. And it just seems that the economy does better under the Democrats than the Republicans. Now, it shouldn’t be that way. But if you go back, I mean it just seems that the economy does better under the Democrats. …we’ve had some pretty bad disaster[s] under the Republicans.”
      ― The Donald @ interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, March 2004

    • Meanwhile 30 died in Norway days after receiving Covid. The Ek Chapo of JerUSAlem

    • God has nothing to do with this. Unless your god approved of T***p.

  6. Science was only right when it was convenient to Trump. Climate change? Not real. Virus vaccine? Good work science, now put my name on it. Glad to start putting those days behind us.

    • @troy krentzs That’s always the case with the rightwing, isn’t it? Science is fake until they need it. It’s the same with government programs. It’s socialism until they need it, then it’s all right.

    • Fauci is one tough SOB! He lived thru the battle earning a medal of honor!

    • @Bryce Brogan yeah i remember Jenna Ryan, one of capitol rioters who flew to DC with private jet asking for money from people through GoFundMe. This is the same woman who MOCKED people for taking goverment assistance during pandemic.

    • @troy krentzs nah he got treated with McDonald’s cheese burgers and scented oils

    • Science does not concern itself with fitting a political narrative. Unfortunately, it would seem that that was lost on Trump.

  7. Now he can talk freely

  8. Poor man didn’t get paid enough to deal with this mess

  9. And Mike Pence was the boss of the task force ! – he could have contradicted Trump, the president cannot _fire_ the VP 😉

  10. Elizabeth Grogan | January 23, 2021 at 4:30 AM | Reply

    I love this wonderful man. He has my total trust.

    • Bolo that mutha fukin | January 23, 2021 at 2:22 PM | Reply

      Then you might be in trouble

    • The El Chapo of JerUSAlem

    • I believe in Dr.Fauci

    • Lawrence Smith | January 23, 2021 at 9:52 PM | Reply

      Why would you blindly trust anyone, because?
      What of Judy Mikovits, why not trust her, after all her credentials and history are just as prestigic.
      Mikovits was the researcher that defined what the cause of AIDS was.
      Mikovits also found in her research that earlier vaccines had become contaminated with animal retrovirus, after they were used in testing lines.
      But someone stopped her from exposing this research to the world..
      Mikovits claimed Faucci legally muzzled her to protect the pharmaceutical companies.
      Such information would have majorly damaged the vaccine industry.
      Why would i believe one over the other?
      Mikovits says up to 30 million people in the US may be harboring these virus.
      If that is the case, Faucci should be in prison.
      As usual, mainstream says nothing, its what they do, when it suits their narrative

    • @Lawrence Smith narrative you got from faux (fox) news right? Go back there with your conspiracy theories, they’re not needed here #smh

  11. Petyr Kowalski | January 23, 2021 at 4:31 AM | Reply

    Trump and his enablers were not just an affront to science but an affront to humanity.

  12. Sounds that two impeachments are not enough.

  13. Have never seen Dr Fauci smiling like that during the Trump’s term

  14. Margaret Nicol | January 23, 2021 at 6:19 AM | Reply

    this guy deserves the highest medal in the land. Some old folks done good, huh? Who’d believe he’s 80 years old.

  15. ‘Science Was Distorted & Rejected’

    “I don’t think science knows” (about global warming) ~Sept 15th 2020, Donald ‘J for Jenius’ Trump~

  16. “The good thing about science is that it’s true, wether or not you believe in it.”
    Neil DeGrasse Tyson

    • @Natasha Any evidence of this god’s existence?

    • “Funding for science has been historically higher under Republicans than under democrats”
      – Neil Degrasse Tyson

    • Another cool thing about science is that it auto-corrects. If someone has a hypothesis on something and the scientific method is applied to test if it is true or false, sooner OR later the results will be what they are. Trying to interpret the results correctly can be a challenge though 😜

    • @Jerry Esque . “I dream of a world where the truth is what shapes people’s politics, rather than politics shaping what people think is true.”

      Neil deGrasse Tyson

    • Lawrence D’Oliveiro | January 23, 2021 at 9:42 PM | Reply

      So many different gods, only one Science.

  17. This poor man had to keep quiet and be deflated because he is a decent human being.
    It’s good to see you back Dr Fauci. You look 20 years younger under the new administration. 😘🙏🎉

    • It’s like the Americans liberating Paris in August 1944.

    • Yeah I’m glad he didn’t resign and pushed thru

    • He also sounds 20 years younger

    • your all a bunch of brainwashed muppets who welcome slavery under a pharmaceutical technocracy dictatorship and because im not on board i will be given a yellow star to wear on my sweater……let me see how many people will discriminate against me because i dont believe in your tyrannical science….nazis on the rise in America..

  18. He didn’t quit…he held on for the people of America. ❤

  19. Dr. Fauci says “it’s chilling when you see it happen,” him being asked to distort scientific fact. He (sadly) had a front row seat to how close we came to losing 1st amendment.

  20. You can literally see in his face that he is more relaxed about being in front of that microphone then he was while dealing with Trump.

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