The Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) and the federal government’s highest-paid employee, Dr. Anthony Fauci, finally showed some signs of resigning from his post.
In an interview with CNN’s Jim Acosta, the NIAID Director finally agreed to step down if President Trump is re-elected in 2024.
“If you look at the history of what the response was during the administration, I think, you know, at best, you can say it wasn’t optimal. And I think just, history will speak for itself about that,” Fauci said on CNN on a Sunday evening.
Former President Trump oftentimes criticized Fauci in his administration, as well as in his time outside the White House right now. During the first year of the COVID pandemic, the two had a major public backlash over the use of hydroxychloroquine to cure symptoms of what President Trump described as the “China Virus”
Several other issues saw Fauci’s major public backlash against President Trump. Fauci was suggesting to keep small businesses, and schools closed, while President Trump wanted to reopen America and get back to normal. President Trump also suggested halting all international travels, especially from China, which Fauci at the time was supporting and labeled President Trump’s decision as “xenophobic and racist”
“People are tired of hearing Fauci and all these idiots, these people,” President Trump said in October 2020 at a campaign conference, just a month before the 2020 Presidential election. “Every time he goes on TV, there’s a bomb, but there’s a bigger bomb if you fire him.” He added.
Fauci has a track record of walking back on his comments and making statements in the past that have turned out to be false. Many Americans, regardless of their political leanings, hate Fauci and the almost totalitarian approach that he suggests as a “public health guideline”
National Geographic made a documentary film about Fauci back in 2021. The audience’s hysterical response was seen after this release when the film received a 2% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.
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