President Trump gave Dr. Anthony Fauci’s concerns over the upcoming NFL season starting during the pandemic a nice, big punt down field, which you can probably bet irked the nation’s top infectious disease expert.
Fauci, who is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, stated that this season of pro-football wasn’t going to happen “unless players are essentially in a bubble.”
Trump put Fauci in his place rather quickly by stating that the doctor “has nothing to do” with the NFL. That’s got to sting a little, don’t you think?
The president definitely stripped Fauci of his oversized britches, didn’t he?
Here’s more on this from Washington Examiner:
“They are planning a very safe and controlled opening,” Trump tweeted.
Tony Fauci has nothing to do with NFL Football. They are planning a very safe and controlled opening. However, if they don’t stand for our National Anthem and our Great American Flag, I won’t be watching!!!
Fauci recommended that players be “insulated from the community” and take a coronavirus test “nearly every day.”
“If there is a second wave, which is certainly a possibility and which would be complicated by the predictable flu season, football may not happen this year,” he said.
The NFL has already released the game schedule for the 2020 season, so it’s going to be interesting to see what happens over the next few months in regards to the pandemic and if there’s a second wave that might end the season before it has a chance to even start.
The president has insisted on multiple occasions that he won’t be watching the games anyway due to the National Anthem protests that happen before every game.
According to Ben Carson, several officials have tried to convince Trump to tune in this upcoming season, but have made no progress in their efforts.