President Trump is taking the gloves off against his top COVID-19 specialist, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and throwing his expertise out the window … this after the doc, arguably, went on the attack on “60 Minutes.”
POTUS had a press phone conference Monday, and let the insults fly against Fauci … who he suggested was one of many “idiots” advising the White House and the public on the pandemic. He even said people were tired of hearing the guy … plain and simple.
Reporters on the call said Trump called each of Dr. Fauci’s media appearances a “bomb,” but mused that firing him would cause more political fallout … especially this close to the election. He also sarcastically referred to Fauci as a “wonderful sage” who’s been around for “500 years.”
Age shade from the 74-year-old.
Trump clearly feels it’s time for Fauci to go, as he added … “People are tired of COVID … People are tried of hearing Fauci and all these idiots.”
There’s been tension between Trump and Fauci for months, but as for why Trump’s going all out now — blame it on “60 Minutes,” perhaps.
Dr. Fauci did a thorough segment on that show Sunday and touched on a number of things COVID-related — including a claim the White House had restricted him in recent months from doing more interviews to get the word out about the virus.
Fauci also talked about Trump’s positive diagnosis, and how there seemed to be a war on science and authority … which he implied had been sparked by the President while in office.