On Monday, October 19, US President Donald Trump again launched a series of criticisms against the epidemiologist Anthony Fauci (79 years old), member of the White House crisis cell for managing the health crisis, reports AFP, quoted by Libertatea.
“People are tired of hearing about COVID,” Trump said in a telephone conversation with members of his campaign team, to which several American media outlets had access.
The American president also said that “People are tired. They’re tired of hearing about Fauci and all these idiots. “
As for Fauci, Trump believes he has been at the helm of the Infectious Diseases Institute for too long: “He’s been there for 500 years.”
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The pandemic has killed more than 219,000 people in the United States.
Certain statements by the epidemiologist were used by Trump’s team in an election clip, which displeased the doctor, who claimed that in fifty years of activity he had not campaigned for any candidate for US president.
Dr. Fauci has tried to clarify or correct, on several occasions, Trump’s rough statements about developing vaccines or treatments for COVID-19.
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