Dr. Anthony Fauci, pushing back against the president, did not consent to having his image and words featured in a new Donald Trump campaign ad touting the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. In fact, the country’s leading infectious disease expert and most credible source of information about the coronavirus, says his words were taken out of context.
In a statement to CNN on Sunday Fauci wrote:
Apparently Trump only wants to make Fauci the face of his pandemic response when it suits his purpose. As Jonathan Karl notes Sunday morning on ABC News’s “This Week,” Trump’s administration blocked Fauci from appearing on the program and refused to make any other officials available in his stead.