NEW YORK — USA Today claims a column the paper solicited and released from presidential trade advisor Peter Navarro criticizing Dr. Anthony Fauci was misleading and didn’t fulfill fact-checking criteria.
The paper explained that the conclusion in a note from Bill Sternberg, editorial page editor, connected to the column on the internet. Navarro’s column moved online late Tuesday and has been printed in Wednesday’s newspaper.
Navarro wrote that Fauci, the country’s top infectious disease specialist,” was wrong about what I socialized with him “
The paper on Wednesday evening ran a fact-check narrative by Washington reporter Ledyard King analyzing five of Navarro’s claims.
Sternberg stated in an email he’s allowing his editorial notice to talk for itself.
USA Today said it had hunted Navarro’s view to follow an editorial the paper conducted calling Fauci”a treasure”
That editorial stated the simple fact that Navarro was composing the opposing perspective” reveals how difficult it’s to locate an authentic medical practitioner willing to undercut Fauci.”
It was not clear if the paper sought these remarks.
Fauci has been shelved from the White House as a prominent spokesperson about the coronavirus pandemic since he has publicly been more cynical than the president. He can webcast but seldom gives tv viewing.
Trump distanced himself from Navarro’s column saying Wednesday that the pillar was Navarro’s perspectives and”he should not be doing this.”
Navarro claimed from the pillar that Fauci opposed traveling restrictions from China which were enforced by Trump who”might have saved thousands and thousands of lives.” USA Today stated there is not enough information to complete the constraints made a substantial difference, which despite some initial skepticism, Fauci endorsed the president.
The fact-checker gave greater context to Navarro asserts concerning masks, the medication hydroxychloroquine, and Fauci’s early announcements of concern regarding the virus.