Dr. Anthony Fauci has been the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for the past 36 years, under the leadership of six U.S. presidents from Ronald Regan to Barack Obama to Donald Trump, all of whom had different political agendas. But his role is not that of a politician. He says he is an official who is the country's leading infectious disease expert and is dedicated to providing the best information on how to deal with epidemics and pandemics such as COVID-19, HIV / AIDS and Ebola.
As part of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, Fauci was praised and questioned by Trump, who said or tweeted at one moment that they had a great relationship and called him "a bit alarming" at another. Meanwhile, Fauci continues to advance the ideology of social detachment and proper hygiene practices as an effective way to combat COVID-19.
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In an interview with Chris Wallace in FOX News on Sunday, July 19, Trump listed some of the mistakes he made at Fauci's feet, particularly his claim at the start of the pandemic that people didn't have to buy masks to get around adequately protect.
Trump admitted that he too made some mistakes in dealing with the country's response to COVID-19, but on Tuesday (July 28), President Fauci questioned again during a press conference at the White House, this time asking why the American The public approved Fauci's measures more than his own.
"It's interesting. He has a very good approval rating. And I like that. It's good," Trump said. "Because you remember he works for this administration. He works with us. We could have gotten other people."
"We could have gotten someone else. It didn't have to be Dr. Fauci. He works with our administration. And for the most part, we pretty much did what he and others – Dr. (Deborah) Birx and others who were great are – recommended. "
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"And he has this high approval rate. Why don't I have a high approval rate for the virus – and the administration -?"
In an interview with Marc Lamont Hill from BET.com, Fauci says that this is simply not true.
"I was not wrong, period. I did not. And I would like to go through each one of them, ”said Fauci. "And the reason what's overlooked in this mix is that a developing situation like this outbreak is brand new territory, unknown water. And when you work in the field of science, you collect data and information as far as it is available to you. "
See how Dr. Anthony Fauci continues to contradict Trump's claims that he misled the public in his claims to fight COVID-19.