Over the weekend, the Trump administration ramped up their attacks on the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, claiming that the CDC is responsible for some of the bungling that everyone else attributes to the Trump administration. This came at the same time that the death toll in the United States inched closer and closer to 100,000. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains why these attacks are happening right now.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced