Daily Beast: Dr. Anthony Fauci’s sense of relief that he no longer has to deal with Donald Trump is very clear in his latest interview. Speaking to British newspaper The Telegraph in an interview published Friday, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases recounted the insane pressure he was working under last year as the pandemic erupted and he was relentlessly attacked by Trump and his allies.
Dr. Anthony Fauci’s sense of relief that he no longer has to deal with Donald Trump is very clear in his latest interview. https://t.co/iAqap7rZeX— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) February 19, 2021
Fauci unloads on Trump: 'He did things that were terrible' when I contradicted him https://t.co/28hrToO9zm— Raw Story (@RawStory) February 19, 2021
“When it became clear that in order to maintain my integrity and to get the right message I had to publicly disagree with [Trump], he did things—or allowed things to happen—that were terrible,” said Fauci.
Look, I think Dr. Fauci is amazing … but he literally said he was happy to be able to speak his mind again when Biden was elected — because he *hadn’t* been able to speak his mind under Trump. It may have been strategic silence, but it was silence nonetheless. https://t.co/N5zQIYJlAv— Caroline Orr Bueno, Ph.D (@RVAwonk) February 16, 2021
“Like he allowed Peter Navarro to write an editorial in USA Today saying that almost everything I’ve ever said was wrong. He allowed the communications department of the White House to send out a list to all of the media… about all of the mistakes I’ve made, which was absolute nonsense because there were no mistakes.”
Dr. Fauci feared COVID could get him, particularly during the Trump administration "when I was going to the White House every day, when the White House was sort of a super-spreader location." https://t.co/ZprblrWdg2— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) February 15, 2021
Asked if Trump ever thanked him for his efforts before he left the White House last month, Fauci laughed and exclaimed: “No!”