Trump once more assaults Fauci’s steerage as coronavirus infections tick upward
By David Nakamura, Josh Dawsey and Yasmeen Abutaleb
President Trump’s long-fraught relationship with Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s high infectious-disease specialist, ruptured once more this week in an unpleasant public dispute simply as U.S. coronavirus instances have ticked previous 50,000 per day and with three weeks left in a marketing campaign dominated by the federal government’s response to the pandemic.
Trump on Tuesday responded to Fauci’s warnings that the president’s decision to resume campaign rallies this week was “very troublesome” by mocking him in a tweet that unfavorably in contrast his medical steerage to his errant ceremonial first pitch at a Washington Nationals recreation in July.
“Really, Tony’s pitching arm is way extra correct than his prognostications,” Trump wrote, erroneously suggesting that Fauci’s recommendation within the early days of the pandemic that the general public needn’t put on masks meant that the physician was taking part in down the novel coronavirus.