Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, appeared in interviews over the weekend and expressed that it was a “liberating” feeling to work with the Biden administration to combat the coronavirus. According to the Daily Beast, that didn’t sit well with former President Donald Trump, who has been hate-watching the news while at his Florida resort, Mar-a-Lago. Trump is also angry that he can’t tweet about the Biden administration.
“And as Biden’s predecessor watched on—albeit from hundreds of miles away from where he last week sat at the height of executive power—he reacted in a fit of grievance, self-obsession, TV hate-watching that largely defined his presidency and now-defunct policy-making operations,” the outlet reports.
“Fauci’s re-emergence on prime-time television during the Biden era infuriated the exiled Trump, who began whining about how “incompetent” the doctor was, and how he probably should have fired Fauci when he had the chance, a source close to the former president and another individual familiar with the matter tell The Daily Beast,” the report continues, adding that, Trump didn’t have the power to fire Fauci.
“And it’s not just Fauci,” the Daily Beast reports. “Trump has also griped this weekend about not being able to tweet about the Biden team telling journalists that Trump and ex-officials had left them with a gigantic COVID mess to mop up, according to a person with direct knowledge of his recent ramblings.”
“He very much feels that a lot of people are working to downgrade his legacy out of hatred for him,” the source said.
Fauci did not directly criticize Trump when he was president or talking about the coronavirus task force’s politics, and that had to be awkward. The death toll from COVID-19 in the U.S. is nearly four hundred and twenty thousand. Trump bungled his response to the coronavirus and surrendered to the disease without putting up a fight. Trump repeatedly lied to the American people about COVID-19, held super-spreader rallies, and refused to wear a protective face mask. It was never “America First” with the former president. It’s Trump First for the twice-impeached former president.
You can read the full report here.
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