“When I heard about it, I said ‘no way.’ What did Dr. Fauci know about ‘gain of function’ research, and when did he know it?”
President Donald Trump issued a scathing response to the release of Anthony Fauci’s emails, noting that he routinely disagreed with the doctor, and questioning whether Fauci’s decision to fund controversial “gain of function” research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China may have led to the emergence of COVID-19.
“After seeing the emails, our Country is fortunate I didn’t do what Dr. Fauci wanted me to do. For instance, I closed our Borders to China very early despite his not wanting them closed. The Democrats and the Fake News Media even called me a ‘xenophobe,’” wrote President Trump. “In the end, we saw this was a life-saving decision, and likewise with closing our borders to Europe, specifically to certain heavily infected countries. I was later given credit, even by ‘Tony,’ for saving hundreds of thousands of lives. Dr. Fauci also didn’t put an emphasis on speed of vaccine production because he thought it would take 3, 4, or maybe even 5 years to create. I got it done in less than 9 months with Operation Warp Speed.”
“In retrospect, the vaccine is saving the world,” asserted President Trump. “Then, I placed the greatest bet in history. We ordered billions of dollars’ worth of vaccines before we knew it even worked. Had that not been done, our wonderful vaccines would not have been administered until October of this year. No one would’ve had the shot that has now saved the world and millions of lives!”
President Trump then referred to Fauci’s seemingly changing stance on the importance of wearing masks. In his private emails, Fauci repeatedly told colleagues and friends that mask wearing would prove unnecessary at stopping the COVID-19 pandemic, as the virus was small enough to be transmitted through standard cloth or surgical masks. “Fauci was totally against masks when even I thought they would at least be helpful,” said President Trump. “He then changed his mind completely and became a radical masker!”
The 45th President then referred to the litany of questions about Fauci’s decision to fund controversial bat coronavirus “gain of function” research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
“There are a lot of questions that must be answered by Dr. Fauci. The funding of Wuhan by the U.S. was foolishly started by the Obama Administration in 2014 but ended under the Trump Administration,” wrote President Trump. “When I heard about it, I said ‘no way.’ What did Dr. Fauci know about ‘gain of function’ research, and when did he know it?”