President Trump hit the retweet button on a call to fire Dr. Anthony Fauci — which seems to indicate a growing rift between Trump and his pandemic right-hand man.
Trump’s promotion of a #FireFauci tweet comes in response to the infectious disease expert’s CNN interview Sunday … where he said the U.S might have prevented deaths if it had put mitigation efforts in place in February, instead of mid-March.
Fauci’s comments weren’t necessarily a direct shot at Trump — he told Tapper “what goes into those decisions is complicated” — but the retweet seems to indicate the Prez took it as one.
Trump retweeted a woman claiming Fauci himself told people “there was nothing to worry about and [COVID-19] posed no threat to the US public at large” on February 29. She then wrote, “Time to #FireFauci…”
The President added … “Sorry Fake News, it’s all on tape. I banned China long before people spoke up.”
If you haven’t been paying attention, Trump has been touting his China travel restrictions for saving lives — something Fauci’s praised him for as well — while ignoring his other missteps.
Trump’s next coronavirus task force briefing — typically attended by Fauci — is gonna be interesting.
Stay tuned …