President Trump on Thursday tore into infectious diseases expert Dr. Anthony Fauci, calling him “a Democrat” who he said was friends with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Earlier Thursday, Fauci, a White House coronavirus task force member, had called Trump’s large re-election rallies “a risky situation” in an interview, though Trump did not directly mention the article.
Trump told supporters at a midday rally in Greenville, NC, that Fauci has been consistently wrong about how to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
“He’s a nice guy, Tony. Tony Fauci. He’s a nice guy,” Trump said. “He said, ‘This is not a threat. This is not a problem. Don’t worry about this,’” Trump claimed, referring to the coronavirus.
Trump added: “He said, ‘Do not wear a mask.’ ‘Do not wear a mask under any circumstances.’ ‘Don’t wear a mask’ — don’t, don’t, don’t, right? So we don’t wear a mask. Then they say, ‘Oh, wear a mask.’ I never saw, did