Fauci, who has served as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since the 1980s and became the face of the federal government’s fight against coronavirus in early 2020, laughed and said “No” when asked Sunday on CNN if he’d stay on for a potential second Trump term.
Former President Trump frequently clashed with Fauci during the first year of the pandemic about hydroxychloroquine, pruebas, reopening businesses, curtailing travel from China, and several other issues. Como resultado, Fauci has emerged as a symbol of COVID-era lockdowns and restrictions in the eyes of many Trump supporters. Many took to Twitter after learning that Fauci decided he wouldn’t want to work for Trump again.
“Best possible endorsement for Trump in 2024. Good riddance to this corrupt, evil little elf,” The Federalist CEO Sean Davis reaccionó.
Outkick founder Clay Travis, a longtime critic of Fauci, also suggested the comment would benefit Trump’s chances to re-election.
“This is the greatest endorsement of Donald Trump in 2024 posible,” Travis tuiteó.