Trump Slams Fauci, Says He Was ‘Wrong So Much’
Meanwhile, Dr. Anthony Fauci —the infectious-disease expert who has advised seven presidents and became a household name during the pandemic — will be featured in a new children's book.
Trump On Fauci: 'I Listened To Him, But I Didn't Do What He Said'
Former President Donald Trump says he didn’t heed the advice of Dr. Anthony Fauci in his response to the coronavirus pandemic, which has left more than 500,000 Americans dead and nearly 30 million infected, including Trump himself. "I listened to him, but I didn't do what he said," Trump told Fox News personality Lisa Boothe on the premiere episode of her podcast, which went live Monday. Boothe asked Trump if he regretted "elevating" Fauci — the nation's leading infectious disease expert, who rose to fame as a member of Trump's coronavirus task force — because of his refusal to back the former president's dubious claims about the virus. (Stableford, 3/22)
Trump Says Fauci 'A Promoter More Than Anything'
Former President Trump, in an interview released Monday, labeled the nation's top infectious diseases expert, Anthony Fauci, “a promoter more than anything” after the two sometimes clashed on the nation's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “I thought rather than firing him, you know, I listened to him, but I didn't do what he said because, frankly, his record is not a good record,” Trump told the podcast “The Truth with Lisa Boothe." (Coleman, 3/22)
In other news about Dr. Anthony Fauci —
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Dr. Fauci's Life Celebrated In Upcoming Kids' Picture Book
Dr. Anthony Fauci is getting the children’s book treatment. The nation’s top infectious disease expert — who became a household name during the COVID-19 pandemic — will be featured in a new book about his life called, “Doctor Fauci: How a Boy from Brooklyn Became America’s Doctor.” (Brown, 3/22)
Fauci Says Russian Covid Vaccine Looks ‘Quite Effective’
Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. expert on infectious diseases, said the data on the Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine developed in Russia leads him to believe that it’s “quite effective.” “I’ve taken a look at some of the reports. It looks pretty good,” Fauci, director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Monday during the Hugh Hewitt radio show. (Jacobs and Klimasinska, 3/22)