Trump Economic Adviser To Launch Another Effort To Discredit Fauci

UNITED STATES - AUGUST 31: Stephen Moore of The Heritage Foundation is interviewed by CQ in his Washington office, August 31, 2016. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Stephen Moore of the Heritage Foundation is interviewed by CQ in his Washington office on August 31, 2016. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
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July 14, 2020 9:07 a.m.

Stephen Moore, a member of the White House’s task force on reopening the economy, is preparing a new attack against White House COVID-19 task force health expert Dr. Anthony Fauci in the form of a memo titled “Dr. Wrong.”

Moore, who is also the co-founder of the Committee to Unleash Prosperity, told the Daily Beast on Monday that he and his organization have spent weeks crafting the memo, which supposedly shows “how many times Dr. Fauci’s been wrong” during “his entire career,” including the pandemic.

The document is titled “Dr. Wrong,” and Moore said he will publicize the memo upon completion and send it to President Donald Trump.

“Fauci’s been ‘Dr. Doom’ and I don’t have a problem with him being ‘Dr. Doom,’ but I have a problem with him being wrong, wrong, wrong,” Moore told the Daily Beast. “He’s been a detriment to getting the economy reopened, with a lot of his false predictions.”

The Trump ally’s announcement comes on the heels of the White House’s first offensive against Fauci, whose sobering warnings about the rise of COVID-19 have drawn Trump’s ire as the President attempts to downplay the pandemic ahead of the November elections.

On Sunday, the White House sent several news outlets a statement highlighting instances in which the doctor had made remarks about COVID-19 at the beginning of the outbreak that later proved to be incorrect as he and other health experts gained a better understanding of the virus.

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