He was there for like 40 years or something. He was a part of the furniture. But if you think about it, I really did pretty much the opposite of whatever he said. — Donald Trump
He was there for like 40 years or something. He was a part of the furniture. But if you think about it, I really did pretty much the opposite of whatever he said. — Donald Trump
Donald Trump said that he did 'pretty much the opposite' of what Dr. Fauci advised during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Former President Donald Trump said he did "the opposite" of Dr. Anthony Fauci's advice during the pandemic.
  • Trump said he decided against firing Fauci because he would have "taken heat" for it.
  • Trump and Fauci have often criticized each other for their differing approaches to the pandemic.
Trump made the comments in an interview on Friday with David Brody on Real America's Voice.

Brody asked the former president whether he regretted not firing Fauci, who is now Biden's Chief Medical Advisor and was formerly a lead member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force.

Trump said that while he "got along" with the doctor, he ignored his advice during the pandemic.

"He was there for like 40 years or something. He was a part of the furniture. But if you think about it, I really did pretty much the opposite of whatever he said," Trump said.


... Trump said that he made his own decisions about handling the pandemic, which was often at odds with Fauci's advice.

... Fauci initially said masks were not useful in preventing the spread of the virus and then advised the general public not to buy them and cause a shortage for medical professionals, Politifact said.

In April, the Centers for Disease Control first recommended that people cover their faces in public.

Fauci previously remarked that Trump disliked masks because he saw them as a "sign of weakness." Unfortunately, many Americans followed his lead, he said.

Trump said in the interview that he decided not to fire Fauci as it was a no-win situation, and he would have "taken heat" no matter what he did.

"But I did what I wanted to do, and I made the correct decisions," Trump said.

Fauci said that the former president "very likely" cost American lives by spreading COVID-19 misinformation.
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