Conservative radio star Rush Limbaugh believes the top health experts advising President Donald Trump about policy pertaining to the coronavirus outbreak have an ulterior motive — and he is now calling them out for it.
Limbaugh attacked top coronavirus adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci, for being a Hillary Clinton sympathizer who is making decisions that will ultimately hurt Trump politically, the Daily Caller reported.
Limbaugh goes off
Limbaugh’s issue with Fauci begins with a non-verbal interaction that Fauci was spotted having with ABC News’ White House correspondent Jonathan Karl during a recent White House briefing.
Limbaugh said on Thursday that Karl invited a correspondent with the Beijing-sympathetic news outlet Phoenix TV to a briefing, which led to a confrontation between the reporter and Trump.
Limbaugh further stated, “And I don’t know if anybody noticed it, but little Dr. Fauci at the end of the briefing gave Karl a thumbs-up like a ‘job well done’ kind of thing.”
He also slammed Fauci’s political agenda, saying, “We got all of these Hillary Clinton sympathizers still on the medical expert team here. And we know that one thing has not changed, and that is these people’s desire above everything else to get rid of Donald Trump.
“Can you believe these people don’t care about the economy being shut down?” he continued, according to the Daily Caller. “It is stunning to me.”
Many of the decisions that have been made during this crisis have negatively impacted the economy, as we all know. Limbaugh seems to believe that this was done on purpose, as a way to hurt Trump’s re-election chances.
There also seems to be a sense of gloom and doom from the task force that was not present during the H1N1 outbreak that occurred during Barack Obama’s administration.
Now, to be clear, H1N1 is nothing like COVID-19, as we have learned — but the fact that Dr. Fauci has stated there will be no “normal” until we have a functional vaccine, something we probably won’t see for more than a year, is not sitting well with some Trump supporters, including Limbaugh.
Limbaugh, for the record, is not alone in his criticism of Fauci. Fox News’ Laura Ingraham slammed Fauci for saying on Thursday, “I don’t think we should ever shake hands ever again… Not only would it be good to prevent coronavirus disease; it probably would decrease instances of influenza dramatically in this country.”
“What other private matters does Dr. Fauci wish to dictate after this crisis is over?” Ingraham fired back, according to MarketWatch. “Does he believe there should be civil or criminal penalties for handshaking? Or just social shunning? Where are all the civil libertarians and privacy advocates now?”