Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, says he has not misled Americans “under any circumstances” after President Trump suggested that he had.
“'I have not been misleading the American public under any circumstances.”
“I don't tweet. I don't even read them, so I don't really want to go there,” Fauci said. “I just will continue to do my job no matter what comes out, because I think it's very important. I’m just going to certainly continue doing my job. We’re in the middle of a crisis with regard to an epidemic, a pandemic, this is what I do, this is what I’ve been trained for my entire professional life, and I’ll continue to do it,” he added.
Trump retweeted a post claiming Fauci has “misled the American public on many issues,” Trump has also called Fauci “a little bit of an alarmist.”
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro authored a USA Today op-ed attacking Fauci and his record. The White House said Navarro did so without authorization.
Navarro had no regrets about publishing the op-ed, saying “the only thing I regret is Dr. Fauci’s pitch the other day at Opening Day. I felt bad for him.”
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