Dr. Fauci: ‘When I Publicly Disagreed With Trump He Let Terrible Things Happen’
Dr. Anthony Fauci told The Telegraph how former President Donald Trump would routinely take bad advice about the COVID-19 pandemic, and would act against medical experts who contradicted him:
When it became clear that in order to maintain my integrity and to get the right message [across] I had to publicly disagree with him, he did things — or allowed things to happen — that were terrible. Like he allowed Peter Navarro [Trump’s trade adviser] to write an editorial in USA Today saying that almost everything I’ve ever said was wrong… To this day I have to have armed federal agents guarding me all the time.
Fauci also recalled how Trump lost interest in the deadly pandemic after losing the election:
We were trying, but we were acting almost alone, in the sense of without any direction. When President Biden walked into the White House we were having 300,000 to 400,000 cases per day, 4,000 deaths per day, and our hospitals were on the brink of being overrun.
(Source: The Telegraph)