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Fauci says he won't work with Trump if he's elected in 2024 and said the former president's COVID-19 response 'wasn't optimal'

Added 05-16-22 03:14:02am EST - “Fauci previously described his time working under Trump as "somewhat awkward."” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “Fauci says he won't work with Trump if he's elected in 2024 and said the former president's COVID-19 response 'wasn't optimal'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

White House Chief Medical Advisor Anthony Fauci said on Sunday that if former President Donald Trump returned to the White House, he would not stay in the role. 

CNN's Jim Acosta asked Fauci whether or not he had faith in Trump's ability to deal with the pandemic and if he would continue his job under a Trump presidency.

"Well, no, to the second question" Fauci, who is currently serving as a chief medical adviser under President Joe Biden, told Acosta. 

"The first question, if you look at the history of what the response was during the administration, I think at best you could say it wasn't optimal," Fauci said. "And I think just history will speak for itself about that."

Fauci and Trump's relationship during the pandemic had been publicly rocky. Trump repeatedly diminished and discredited Fauci's pandemic guidance and called for him to be fired.

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