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Watch: Dr. Fauci Turns Tables on Rand Paul, Smacks Down Senator for Pushing for Kids to Go Back to School



“We really better be very careful, particularly when it comes to children.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci turned the tables on Senator Rand Paul Tuesday, after the Kentucky Republican suggested the immunologist and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) should be more humble and even point-blank told him he was not the “end all” when it comes to knowing about the coronavirus.

Senator Paul, who recovered after contracting COVID-19, was pushing for schools to re-open, suggesting the coronavirus doesn’t kill many children.

“Shouldn’t we at least be discussing what the mortality of children is?” Paul asked Fauci, saying for those 18 and younger it “approaches zero.”

“We never reached any sort of pandemic levels in Kentucky and other [rural] states,” Paul insisted. “Outside of New England, we’ve had a relatively benign course for this virus nationwide.”

That’s false. New York, which has been the epicenter of the disease for most of the time, is not in New England. Illinois now ranks number three in total deaths. Louisiana ranks fifth in deaths per capita. D.C. ranks sixth, followed by Michigan – which ranks fourth in total deaths.

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) tweeted a quick smack-down of Senator Paul’s provably false claims: “Warren County, Kentucky – where Rand Paul lives – has more COVID-19 cases per capita than 51 of the 67 counties in New England states.”

Sen. Paul then went after Dr. Fauci, saying, “I think we ought to have a little humility in our belief we know what’s best for the economy.”

“As much as I respect you Dr. Fauci, I don’t think you’re the end-all. I don’t think you get to make a decision.”

Paul also said “the facts” will show there will not be another surge, saying, “I think it’s a huge mistake if we don’t open the schools in the fall.”

Fauci never advocated for not opening schools, so it’s unclear why Paul was attacking him for that. Even Chairman Lamar Alexander suggested Fauci tell Paul he had not said that.

“I have never made myself out to be the ‘end all’ and only voice in this,” Fauci responded. “I’m a scientist, a physician and a public health official. I don’t give advice about economic things, I don’t give advice about anything other than public health.”

And then he delivered a smack-down to Senator Paul.

“You used the word that we should be ‘humble’ about what we don’t know. And I think that falls under the fact that we don’t know everything about this virus, and we really better be very careful, particularly when it comes to children.”

“Because the more and more we learn, we’re seeing things about what this virus can do, that we didn’t see from the studies in China, or in Europe. For example, right now, children presenting with COVID-19 symptoms, who actually have a very strange inflammatory syndrome, very similar to Kawasaki Syndrome,” he said.

“I think we better be careful that we’re not cavalier, in thinking that children are completely immune to the deleterious effects,” Fauci warned.


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Biden Slams Trump: If the President Had Any Confidence He Was Likely to Win the Election He Wouldn’t Be Doing This



Former Vice President Joe Biden slammed President Donald Trump in a CNN town hall Thursday night.

“The president just this morning,” CNN’s Anderson Cooper told Biden, “tweeted that the results from the November election ‘may never be accurately determined.’ Given everything that we’ve been hearing from the president I’m wondering what you expect the days and weeks after the election to look like.”

“Look,” Biden responded, “if the president had even remote confidence he was likely to win the election he wouldn’t be doing this.”

“Remember,” Biden continued, “I said some months ago, I predict the president is going to try to move the election date. Everybody said he’d never do that. Guess what, he suggested maybe we should move the election date, postpone the election.”

“I mean,” Biden concluded, after slamming the postmaster general, “it’s just, it’s all about trying to de legitimize the effort.”


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‘Mic. Freaking. Drop.’: Americans Applaud Biden Speech Slamming Donald Trump for Violence in ‘Donald Trump’s America’



Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden delivered an important speech Monday denouncing violence in America while attacking President Donald Trump for fueling it yet blaming it on the former Vice President.

“Trump and Pence are running on this and I find it fascinating, quote, ‘You won’t be saving Joe Biden’s America.’ And what’s their proof? The violence we’re seeing in Donald Trump’s America,” Biden told supporters at a speech in Pittsburgh.

“These are not images of some imagined ‘Joe Biden America’ in the future. These are images of Donald Trump’s America today.”

“He keeps telling you if only he was president, it wouldn’t happen if he was president. He keeps telling us that if he was president, you’d feel safe. Well, he is president whether he knows it or not. And it is happening. It’s getting worse and you know why? Because Donald Trump adds fuel to every fire. Because he refuses to even acknowledge that there’s a racial justice problem in America, because he won’t stand up to any form of violence.”

Biden also accused Trump of having “no problem with right wing militias, white supremacists and vigilantes with assault weapons, often better armed than the police, often in the middle of the violence at the protesters and aiming it there.”

Biden immediately won praise from many.

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‘He Was Scared’: Kamala Harris Eviscerates ‘Petty and Vindictive’ Trump Ahead of His Major RNC Speech (Video)



Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris eviscerated President Donald Trump in a speech just hours before he is slated to deliver his most important address in years. Thursday night the president will address 1000 invited guests and millions of voters from the White House, to accept the RNC’s re-nomination for president and to make the case for why voters should give him another four years.

“Instead of rising to meet the most difficult moment of his presidency,” Senator Harris said, berating President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, “Donald Trump froze.”

“He was scared. And he was petty and vindictive.”

“On a call with governors across the country on March 16, he told them it wasn’t his job to get personal protective equipment to frontline workers. He said, quote, ‘respirators ventilators, all of the equipment, try getting it yourselves.’ Unquote.”

“On that day, we had about 5000 cases as a nation. Today, we have nearly 6 million,” Harris observed. “Even now, some eight months into this crisis. Donald Trump still won’t take responsibility. He still won’t act. And the tragedy and all of this, is it didn’t have to be this bad. Just look around. It’s not like this and the rest of the world,” Harris noted correctly.

On Wednesday the U.S. recorded 44,637 new cases, 1,289 new deaths, breaking the 6 million mark for total cases, and leaving us with 183,653 total coronavirus deaths. The U.S. now ranks tenth in deaths per capita, meaning out of 215 countries and other types of nation-states, there are only nine that have done a worse job.

“All we needed was a competent president. One who was willing to listen, willing to lead. Take responsibility. Have a plan, do their job. Well, Joe Biden will be that President. He’s got a national strategy.”



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