Trump just won't stop sabotaging America's coronavirus response

Trump just won’t stop sabotaging America’s coronavirus response

'Reckless Trump' rates his COVID-19 response 10/10. Twitter broke down.

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Donald Trump continues to sabotage America’s coronavirus response through the spread of lies and misinformation.

Late Monday night, he tweeted that Dr. Anthony Fauci has “misled the American public,” along with a video questioning the effectiveness of masks:

The video hosted by the notoriously questionable Breitbart asks whether we should be wearing masks. Speaking to Fox Business Network earlier in July, the president embraced wearing masks, a welcome change from his opposition to face coverings.

But Trump retweeting this video suggests his opinion on wearing a mask has changed once again.

Cloth face-covering recommendations are “based on what we know about the role respiratory droplets play in the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19,” according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website. New studies continue to show that wearing a mask over your nose and face diminishes the spray of these droplets.

Trump has also spread misinformation about the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine for Coronavirus treatment, despite the Food and Drug Administration announcing after clinical trials that the medicine “showed no benefit for decreasing the likelihood of death or speeding recovery.”

In the tweet, leading immunologist Dr. Anthony Fauci’s credibility is called into question. Trump’s retweet follows months of smearing Dr. Fauci, from literally silencing him to blatantly discrediting his work.

Trump’s comments versus Trump’s Twitter feed show a seemingly complicated relationship between the president and Dr. Fauci.

“I’m going to certainly continue to do my job,” said Dr. Fauci in an interview on Good Morning America after asked if he could do his job with the president publicly discrediting him. “This is what I do; this is what I’ve been training my whole professional life for.”

Trump’s misinformed Coronavirus response makes November voting a matter of science, not just politics.

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