Donald Trump got on the phone and had something surprising to say about Dr. Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci was the leader of the federal government’s initial plan to combat the coronavirus.

That’s caused controversy.

And now Donald Trump got on the phone and had something surprising to say about Dr. Fauci.

For weeks Dr. Fauci – who wrote fawning emails to Hillary Clinton when she served as Secretary of State – escalated his criticism of President Trump.

But the final straw was a 60 Minutes interview Fauci gave where he attacked the Trump campaign and the President.

During a Monday call with campaign staff, President Trump unloaded on Dr. Fauci as a buffoon who managed to survive decades in government despite an endless string of failures.

“People are saying whatever. Just leave us alone. They’re tired of it. People are tired of hearing Fauci and all these idiots . . . Fauci is a nice guy. He’s been here for 500 years,” the President began.

President Trump said he was right to attack Dr. Fauci and ignore him because his advice was disastrous.

“Fauci is a disaster. If I listened to him, we’d have 500,000 deaths,” the President continued saying. “If there’s a reporter on, you can have it just the way I said it, I couldn’t care less.”

Later, on social media, the President doubled-down on his criticisms of Dr. Fauci comparing Dr. Fauci’s embarrassing first pitch at a Washington Nationals game to his disastrous strategy for fighting the coronavirus.

“Dr. Tony Fauci says we don’t allow him to do television, and yet I saw him last night on @60Minutes, and he seems to get more airtime than anybody since the late, great, Bob Hope. All I ask of Tony is that he make better decisions. He said “no masks & let China in”. Also, Bad arm!” the President added, “P.S. Tony should stop wearing the Washington Nationals’ Mask for two reasons. Number one, it is not up to the high standards that he should be exposing. Number two, it keeps reminding me that Tony threw out perhaps the worst first pitch in the history of Baseball!”

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