Over the last few days, the media has been breathless in attempting to pit Dr. Fauci against President Trump.
Fauci is the longtime director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
There have been a few instances in recent days where he's made statements contradicting or "correcting" president Trump.
Dr. Fauci even made a facial expression when Trump mentioned the Deep State that went viral on social media, according to The Guardian.
However, it appears that the media has gone overboard with their attempt to create a rift between Dr. Fauci and President Trump.
Fauci himself spoke out against the media and said their coverage was unfortunate.
Beyond that, Fauci even praised President Trump for listening to his advice as well as the advice of others on the task force.
Listen to Dr. Fauci's defense of the president below:
Below is Dr. Fauci's viral facial expression that President Trump retweeted:
There will always be a few differences between a president and his advisors.
However, the difference is that the media has highlighted every nuance between Dr. Fauci and the president.
It sometimes appears that these minor differences have been put under a magnifying glass to make them bigger deals than they are.
Fox News has more insight into Dr. Fauci's comments on the left wing media:
Dr. Anthony Fauci slammed the media's ongoing attempt to "pit" him against President Trump, expressing his desire for that to stop.
Appearing on the radio show "Mornings on the Mall" on Tuesday, Dr. Fauci was asked about the growing number of stories that depict an apparent tension between him and President Trump.
"I wanted to ask you about something that I've seen transpiring over the past couple of days, especially as it relates to you. It seems like increasingly a bunch of the questions from the media are designed to create a rift between you and the president of the United States. Or at least to sort of emphasize differences of opinion in a way that creates distance between you and the president. Are you sensing that as the media continuously asks you questions about the differences you have with him?" co-host Vince Coglianese asked.
"That is really unfortunate," Dr. Fauci responded. "I would wish that would stop because we have a much bigger problem here than trying to point out differences. They're really fundamentally at the core when you look at things, they are not differences."
He continued, "The president has listened to what I've said and to the other people who are on the task force have said. When I've made recommendations, he has taken them. He has never countered, overwritten me. The idea of just pitting one against the other is not helpful. I wish that would stop and that we'd look ahead at the challenge we have to get over this thing."
Dr. Fauci has said repeatedly that President Trump listens to whatever he has to say.
Trump is known for his listening skills and ability to trust the judgement of his most competent advisors.
What is especially important for observers to understand is that while Dr. Fauci is providing advice on health, the president also has to make judgements on the bigger picture... for example, the economy.
As President Trump said, "We cannot let the cure be worse than the problem."
Since the media is hanging onto Dr. Fauci's every word, will they now accept his defense of President Trump?
President Trump as recently as today said that he "absolutely" gets along with Dr. Fauci.
Despite the media narrative, it appears that the President and Dr. Fauci are currently on good terms.
Rather than focusing on the facts, it looks as though the media would prefer to interpret Dr. Fauci's facial expression as the president cracked a joke instead of the actual pandemic data on the table.
Business Insider reports that the two are in good spirits, despite a few differences including the name of the virus:
Fauci, whose decades-long tenure spans Republican and Democratic presidential administrations, also noted in a separate interview that he would never describe the coronavirus as the "Chinese virus," a description Trump and his allies have embraced even after it quickly spread beyond Wuhan's borders.
The rumor mill went into overdrive when Fauci was previously spotted making facial gestures and covered his face with his hand during a press conference, as Trump cracked a joke. Fauci later told The New York Times that his throat had been scratchy and the lozenge he was having became stuck in his mouth.
Trump also described his relationship with Fauci in glowing terms and said he "absolutely" got along with the doctor: "We get along very well," he said on Fox News on Tuesday.
Fauci said the reports of disagreements were trivial and that the coronavirus outbreak was a more pressing issue.
"The idea of just pitting one against the other is just not helpful," Fauci said to WMAL radio. "I wish that would stop and we'd look ahead at the challenge we have to pull together to get over this thing."
Appearing on Life, Liberty, and Levin, Dr. Fauci also praised the president for his curious mind.
According to Dr. Fauci, the president asks many questions so that he can thoroughly understand the subject.
Similar to Trump's decisive COVID-19 response plan, there are many things that happen unseen behind-the-scenes.
The media should continue to report on actual news, rather than speculate on the unknown!
You can watch Dr. Fauci on Levin's show below: