“The stories are a lot more powerful than facts and statistics, ”said the Republican governor and former congressman, whose stature has risen over the past year for refusing medical advice from leading experts who encouraged her to implement a mask warrant, even as the state’s COVID-19 deaths skyrocket.
But in Noem’s universe, which seemed to be shared by the politically sympathetic audience on Saturday, it’s she – not the pundits – will have the final say.
“I don’t know if you agree with me, but Dr Fauci is very wrong,” Noem said, lashing out at the leading American epidemiologist to laughter and applause from the audience.
Noem also took a hit on beleaguered New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has been investigated by the New York Attorney General for …
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