"There are a lot of questions that must be answered by Dr. Fauci," says Trump. "What did Dr. Fauci know about “gain of function” research, and when did he know it?"
Today, President Trump made a lengthy statement in response to thousands of pages of Dr. Fauci's emails that have been released through BuzzFeed FOIA requests.
"After seeing the emails, our Country is fortunate I didn’t do what Dr. Fauci wanted me to do," Trump began.
"I closed our Borders to China very early despite his not wanting them closed," he reminded the public. "The Democrats and the Fake News Media even called me a “xenophobe.” 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," added Trump.
The former president kept hammering on Dr. Fauci by stating that the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984 did not emphasize speed of vaccine production "Because he thought it would take 3, 4, or maybe even 5 years to create." Tooting his own horn, aware that no one else would, Trump said that he got it done "In less than nine months with Operation Warp Speed."
In retrospect, Trump said "The vaccine is saving the world" and that it was him who "Placed the greatest bet in history."
Trump turned to the mask-wearing by saying that "Dr. Fauci was totally against masks when even I thought they would at least be helpful. He then changed his mind completely and became a radical masker!"
Finally, Trump concluded his statement demanding for Dr. Fauci to be held accountable.
"There are a lot of questions that must be answered by Dr. Fauci," said Trump. "The funding of Wuhan by the U.S. was foolishly started by the Obama Administration in 2014 but ended under the Trump Administration. 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?"
Shortly after, Trump issued a follow-up statement on the subject.
"Now everyone, even the so-called “enemy,” are beginning to say that President Trump was right about the China Virus coming from the Wuhan Lab." He ended by saying "The correspondence between Dr. Fauci and China speaks too loudly for anyone to ignore. China should pay Ten Trillion Dollars to America, and the World, for the death and destruction they have caused!"
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