If Trump comes back to the White House Dr. Anthony Fauci said he will leave his role as America’s top infectious disease expert he promises this week.
The director of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases used an interview on CNN to let it be known that he doesn’t want to serve under Trump if he is re-elected in 2024 and would probably resign.
“If Trump returns to the White House as President, and COVID was still an issue or there was other public health emergency’s, would you have confidence in his abilities to deal with a pandemic of this nature? Would you want to remain in your role?” Acosta asked Fauci.
“Well, no to the second question,” Fauci said, before continuing.
“If you look at the history of the response from the Trump administration, I believe, you know, at best, you can say it was not optimal,” Fauci said. “History speaks for itself about that.”
Dr. Fauci’s animosity towards Trump became evident on a number of occasions, none more so than in the wake of his accusation that the former president “poisoned the well” on vaccinations, as previously reported by Breitbart News.
Before that, he challenged the Trump administration’s vaccine rollout effectiveness and publicly questioned Trump’s capacity to keep his promises to protect people during the height of the coronavirus epidemic.
Last month, Fauci added, “While it’s unpleasant to keep my integrity, I had no choice but to challenge Trump during the White House 2020 coronavirus media conferences if he was repeating what I would call ‘misinformation.’”
“The divisiveness during the Trump administration has made it more difficult for me to do my job,” Fauci said. “It was no secret that I had to do something unpleasant and uncomfortable, and I did not want to do it.”
“I had to make an official correction of false statements from the president and others in his administration.”
Since 1984, Dr. Fauci has been the director of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases. He is now 82 years old.
In 2021, he was named the Biden White House’s Chief Medical Advisor.