Trump Coronavirus Adviser Scott Atlas Resigns

Headline Roundup November 30th, 2020

Dr. Scott Atlas resigned from his position as the Trump administration's COVID-19 coronavirus adviser in a letter on Monday. Atlas joined the White House Coronavirus Task Force in August amid rising tensions between the president and Dr. Anthony Fauci. During his tenure, Atlas was criticized by health experts for calling for reopenings and saying that lockdowns are “extremely harmful.” Atlas, the former chief of neuroradiology at Stanford University Medical Center, had no expertise in public health or infectious diseases.

Atlas' resignation was covered by media outlets across the spectrum.

Trump Coronavirus Adviser Scott Atlas Resigns

From the Center
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Dr. Scott Atlas has resigned as special adviser to President Donald Trump, a White House official said on Monday, after a controversial four months during which he clashed repeatedly with other members of the coronavirus task force. Voters’ unhappiness with Trump’s response to the global pandemic that has killed hundreds of thousands helped propel his challenger, Democrat Joe Biden, to victory in the Nov. 3 election.

“I am writing to resign from my position as special adviser to the president of the United States,” Atlas said in a letter to...

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From the Left
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Dr. Scott Atlas, a highly controversial member of the White House's coronavirus task force, has resigned from his post in the Trump administration.

A source familiar with what happened told CNN that Atlas turned in his resignation letter to President Donald Trump on Monday. As a special government employee, Atlas had a 130-day window in which he could serve and that window was technically coming to a close this week.
Atlas tweeted out a photo of his resignation letter later Monday. In the letter, he said his "advice was...

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From the Right
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President Donald Trump’s special adviser on the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Scott Atlas, formally resigned from his post on Monday, according to FOX News.

“I am writing to resign from my position as Special Advisor to the President of the United States,” Atlas said in a resignation letter obtained by FOX News. “I worked hard with a singular focus—to save lives and help Americans through this pandemic,” Atlas wrote, adding that he “always relied on the latest science and evidence, without any political consideration or influence.”

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