Dr. Anthony Fauci attempted to blame, or single out, Donald Trump for COVID-19-related deaths in America on CNN+ recently, without quantifying what the former president could have done differently during the early stages of the 2020 pandemic.
Nearly 600,000 deaths have occurred under the leadership of President Joe Biden, and just short of 400,000 occurred during the Trump presidency.
Fauci didn’t cite any specific numbers, regarding COVID-related deaths or hospitalizations, when discussing the Trump and Biden administrations. His Trump comments were largely semantical, when pressed by Wallace if “smarter” government could have better handled a once-in-a-century pandemic.
“I believe so. I believe so. I mean, I can’t quantitate it for you about how many less deaths. You can’t even model that, I don’t think. But there were certain things that were done that if they were done differently, we likely would have had. … For example, when we were trying to ‘lock down,’ if you use that word, that’s a very charged word for some people.
Fauci has yet to voice any biting public criticism toward the Biden administration, beyond hoping people will continue to mask up in public — even though most of American society has essentially transitioned back to its 2019 level of daily life.