Trump on Dr. Fauci: I Basically Did the Opposite of Whatever He Said [VIDEO]

For a number of years, America’s presidents had worried about a serious pandemic hitting the country. Unfortunately, when it happened, the least qualified man possible was holding office.

US President Donald Trump (L) listens as Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, at the White House on March 24, 2020, in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

One saving grace for Donald Trump, though, was having Dr. Anthony Fauci there to advise him. The renowned immunologist had prepared his whole career to tackle a problem like this.

During a recent interview, the former president told David Brody, “Well you know, David, he was there for like 40 years or something, right? He was a part of the furniture. But if you think about it, I really did pretty much the opposite of whatever he said. You know? I actually got along with him, you know? I actually found him–he was a character. He’d say, ‘Just call me Tony. Just call me Tony, sir.’ And, you know, he’s a better promoter than he is a doctor.”

The host countered by asking Trump why he didn’t just fire Fauci. “Frankly, you can’t win that one,” he said. “If I would’ve done it, I would’ve taken heat. If I didn’t do it, you know, it’s the same story. But I did what I wanted to do, and I made the correct decisions.”

Watch a clip of the interview below:

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