“잘, 아니,” Fauci said with a chuckle when asked by CNN’s Jim Acosta on Sunday if he would stay on in his post if the Republican former President were to return to the White House
. Trump has teased a 2024 운영
사무실용, though he has not officially launched a second campaign for president
Acosta also asked Fauci if he would have confidence in Trump’s ability to respond to Covid-19, if it’s still a threat, or another public health emergency.
“관리 당시 대응이 어땠는지 이력을 보면, 나는 생각한다, 알 잖아, at best you could say it wasn’t optimal,” Fauci said. “And I think just history will speak for itself about that.”
Fauci, who is also the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
, was a leading member of Trump’s White House coronavirus taskforce as the virus took hold in the US in
2020. 그는 가지고있다 served under seven different US presidents
Fauci often disagreed with the Trump administration over its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic
, about which the then-President promoted false claims and often downplayed as the deadly virus infected millions of Americans
. Fauci also gave medical advice
, such as mask-wearing
, that Trump and some in his administration often ignored
Trump attacked Fauci publicly, suggesting at one point he was considering firing him, and by the end of his presidency, Fauci was largely sidelined.
Fauci admitted last year that it was “앉기 불편한” when drugs such as hydroxychloroquine were promoted as treatments for Covid-19 when it wasn’t evidence-based, and that he takes “no pleasure at all in being in a situation of contradicting the President.”
He called it a “liberating feeling” to be able to “talk about what you know, what the evidence, what the science is,” without fear of repercussion.