Billionaire Trump Megadonors Behind Group That Promoted Scott Atlas as an Anti-Fauci - 2020-10-20
One of the first groups to promote the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine to President Trump as a treatment for COVID-19 was also an early booster of Scott Atlas, the radiologist Trump has selected as a coronavirus adviser to push back against Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx.
The Job Creators Network (JCN), a right-wing "dark money" nonprofit founded by Trump megadonor Bernie Marcus, bought a full-page Wall Street Journal ad in May attacking Fauci and calling for a "second opinion" on whether businesses should temporarily close to limit the spread of the virus. The ad promotes the views of Atlas, prominently quoting him on his belief that businesses should reopen.
Excerpt from JCN's full-page Wall Street Journal ad from May that promotes Scott Atlas' views in favor of swift reopening as a "second opinion" to information communicated by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci