Seth Meyers lays into Republicans for turning on Dr. Fauci to protect Trump

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Seth Meyers lays into Republicans for turning on Dr. Fauci to protect Trump

Seth Meyers used his "Closer Look" segment on Thursday night to tackle the timeline of President Trump and his allies ignoring health experts and firing officials who pushed back on the preferred narrative downplaying the coronavirus pandemic. One of them, Dr Rick Bright, testified before the House that he was fired in part for resisting Trump's push to hand out hydroxychloroquine, an unproven treatment — and also that the government's continued delays and inaction may contribute to the U.S. being in, and I quote, "deep shit."

"This is why we need an actual, functioning, centralised federal government that listens to scientists instead of just relying on private companies to do things that don't benefit their investors or their bottom line," Meyers said, referring to Trump's failed March plan to outsource testing to businesses like Target and CVS. "Republicans love to hollow out the government and outsource everything to big business and then complain that government is incompetent and should be run like a business. That's their scam: make government incompetent, then use that incompetence as proof that government is bad. Read more...

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