President Donald Trump ended up in a war of words with infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci, criticizing him during a call with his campaign staff on Monday.
“People are tired of hearing Fauci and these idiots, all these idiots who got it wrong,” A New York Times report said the president stated during the call.
Apparently, Trump also said that Fauci was a “nice guy,” but “he’s been here for 500 years.”
“Every time he goes on television, there’s always a bomb. But there’s a bigger bomb if you fire him. This guy’s a disaster,” Trump went on to say.
Later, when he landed in Arizona for the first of two rallies in the state, Trump told reporters that Fauci “loves being on television” and has made “a lot of bad calls.”
The Biden campaign then criticized Trump for attacking Fauci and other government health experts “instead of laying out a plan to beat this virus or heeding their advice about how we can save lives and get our economy moving again.”Advertisement - story continues below
The Biden campaign then criticized Trump for attacking Fauci and other government health experts “instead of laying out a plan to beat this virus or heeding their advice about how we can save lives and get our economy moving again.”
The criticism from the president follows Fauci’s appearance on 60 Minutes Sunday, where he said that he was “absolutely not” surprised by the president contracting COVID-19 due to the lack of safety protocols being followed at the White House during the formal announcement of Judge Amy Coney Barrett as Supreme Court nominee.
“I was worried that he was going to get sick when I saw him in a completely precarious situation of crowded, no separation between people, and almost nobody wearing a mask,” Fauci stated during the program.
“When I saw that on TV, I said, ’Oh my goodness. Nothing good can come out of that. That’s got to be a problem,’” the doctor continued.
One of the major issues that will determine the outcome of this whole election is the coronavirus, which is why President Trump is riding all over Fauci. To be fair, the doctor has really been playing political games since the start of this whole thing.
Remember when Fauci said masks were useless, then when it became politically convenient, suddenly changed his tune, despite all of the science that proves these cloth coverings don’t stop the spread of the virus?
That’s why Trump doesn’t trust him.
Guess we’ll have to wait and see how this impacts the election which is just days away at this point.