Dr. Anthony Fauci Weighs In On Possible Trump Presidency

Anthony Fauci Daily Report June 19,2024

In a CBS interview that aired on Tuesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the longtime director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and recent adviser to Former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden, opened up about the presidents’ leadership when viewed from a public health perspective.

CBS Mornings co-host Nate Burleson pressed Fauci to give his opinion about whether Trump could lead, but the nation’s top infectious disease expert was not revealing. “I do not want to get into whether that’s true or not,” he said. Asked about the president’s claim that he had erred “all over the place”, Fauci said: “My only care and goal is the safety and the protection of the American public and their health.”

In regards to Trump’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, Fauci commented, “When the masks came out, and the CDC said wear a mask, instead of saying, ‘I don’t want to wear a mask,’ he could have said, ‘Masks save lives. I’ll wear a mask.’ And all his followers would’ve been wearing masks.”

Later in the interview Burleson asked Fauci about Biden’s capability to hold office, particularly as he eyes a second term.

Fauci confidently responded, “The first time I met the president that hired me, we said to each other literally the first day, we’re going to be guided by the science and the truth, and if we make a mistake, we correct it, but we’re going to not be afraid to say what’s going on. The first words I ever heard him say.”

The in-depth CBS interview heavily focused on Fauci’s perspective on Trump and Biden’s different methods of leadership, especially on matters of public health during their time in the White House.

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