National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci praised Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden and criticized President Trump over their coronavirus response plans just days before the election.
Fauci told The Washington Post on Friday that America will experience “a lot of hurt” in the coming winter months due to a second wave of the pandemic.
“We’re in for a whole lot of hurt. It’s not a good situation,” Fauci, a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, said. “All the stars are aligned in the wrong place as you go into the fall and winter season, with people congregating at home indoors. You could not possibly be positioned more poorly.”
But Fauci went on to suggest that Trump is to blame for a coming second wave and that Biden is “taking it seriously.”
From The Washington Post:
Asked about the difference between their approaches, Fauci said Biden’s campaign “is taking it seriously from a public health perspective.” Trump, Fauci said, is “looking at it from a different perspective.” He said that perspective was “the economy and reopening the country.”
The White House hit back at Fauci’s political grandstanding, saying that Fauci “making his political leanings known” just days before the election is indicative of “Swamp” behavior.
“It’s unacceptable and breaking with all norms for Dr. Fauci, a senior member of the President’s Coronavirus Task Force and someone who has praised President Trump’s actions throughout this pandemic, to choose three days before an election to play politics,” said White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere.
“As a member of the Task Force, Dr. Fauci has a duty to express concerns or push for a change in strategy, but he’s not done that, instead choosing to criticize the President in the media and make his political leanings known by praising the President’s opponent — exactly what the American people have come to expect from The Swamp,” Deere concluded.
Hear for yourself how Dr. Fauci feels about the dangers of wearing masks.