Dr. Fauci was booked on shows over the weekend but had to have those appearances reaurhorized by Pence’s office after the VP was placed in charge of Coronavirus response, a source familiar with the situation says. But the source said Fauci is not being muzzled.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) February 28, 2020
Fauci himself even hinted at the idea that he was being hamstrung by the Trump White House during a January 2021 interview with The New York Times’ Donald G. McNeil Jr.
The people around him, his inner circle, were quite upset that I would dare publicly contradict the president. That’s when we started getting into things I felt were unfortunate and somewhat nefarious — namely, allowing Peter Navarro to write an editorial in USA Today saying I’m wrong on most of the things I say. Or to have the White House press office send out a detailed list of things I said that turned out to be not true — all of which were nonsense because they were all true. The very press office that was making decisions as to whether I can go on a TV show or talk to you.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky said her agency was prevented from speaking freely, as well.
Fauci was emphatic in his private correspondence last year that Trump never “muzzled” him — contrary to what the Biden Admin now alleges pic.twitter.com/2Rjoa9X97K
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) June 1, 2021
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