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Written by on June 7, 2021

Welcome to another edition of Ringside Politics with Jeff Crouere

Today’s Hot Topics:

1) Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, says the latest round of conservative attacks against him are “nonsense” attacks on science.

The doctor appeared on Rachel Maddow’s show on MSNBC to discuss a trove of emails of his that were obtained by BuzzFeed News and The Washington Post that are at the heart of the recent criticisms.

“Dr Fauci is the subject — in a negative way — of every hour on Fox News prime time now, where they think he can somehow be blamed for causing Covid or something, since he’s the country’s lead scientist on it. Or maybe he’s a secret Chinese communist. I actually can’t quite follow what it is they think Fauci has done so wrong,”Maddow said.

The latest attack on Dr Fauci revolves around an email in which he mentions “gain-of-function” research regarding the coronavirus.

2) President Biden fell three times when attempting to board Air Force One on Friday, conjuring up memories of the mainstream media hyperventilating over former President Donald Trump cautiously walking down a ramp last year.

Reporters and pundits sounded the alarm about Trump’s well-being for what they believed were signs of declining health during his appearance at a West Point commencement ceremony in June, when Trump was seen cautiously walking down a ramp from the stage.

A clip of Trump’s cautious walk shared on Twitter by left-wing journalist Aaron Rapar accumulated over 13.1 million views. The footage essentially dominated an entire news cycle and liberal pundits even used it as the impetus to question if something was wrong with Trump neurologically.

It remains to be seen if 78-year-old Biden’s triple fall will receive a fraction of the attention Trump received for walking gingerly.

3) White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Friday doubled down on President Biden’s support for Dr. Anthony Fauci, saying there is no circumstance under which Biden would fire him.

Fauci, who is Biden’s chief medical adviser and the top US government infectious disease expert, is facing intense criticism after the release of emails showing his knowledge of and efforts to tamp down the Wuhan “lab leak” theory to explain the origins of COVID-19.

“Can you imagine any circumstance where President Biden would ever fire him?” a reporter asked Psaki at her daily press briefing.

“No,” she said.

4) North Carolina Republicans cheered former President Donald Trump on Saturday night at their annual state convention as he continued claiming the 2020 election was stolen from him and targeted China, Dr. Anthony Fauci and the way schools are teaching about racism in American history.

It was only the second public appearance for Trump since he left the White House in January, after losing the election to Democrat Joe Biden.

Trump took the stage at 8 p.m., praising North Carolina Republicans and the roughly 1,200 people who had gathered for the convention in Greenville.

Over the course of his hour-and-a-half-long speech, Trump revisited topics that he had addressed in his campaigns. With the exception of questioning the legitimacy of last year’s presidential election — a claim that has seen no credible evidence despite lawsuits in several states — much of the speech would have seemed in place in a 2020 campaign rally.

Beginning with attacks on the Biden administration, Trump focused heavily on the claim that it was pushing “toxic critical race theory and illegal discrimination into our schools.”

Today’s Guests:

1) Fernando Mateo, GOP Candidate for Mayor of New York City

2)  Chad Rogers, Publisher of TheDeadPelican.com; Ringside Politics All-Star

3) Dr. John Lott, Author: Gun Control Myths: “How politicians, the media, and botched “studies” have twisted the facts on gun control”