Dr. Antony Fauci has rapidly become America’s security blanket. The well-respected head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Fauci’s fact-based approach to the pandemic has been a rational alternative to the President’s misrepresentations, falsehoods, and exaggeration during the infamous daily press conferences on the virus. The more TV you do, the more the press writes positive things about you, the more Trump begins to turn on you. Fauci has been blunt in recent interviews about Trump’s false promises and how he deals with them. In a candid interview with Science Magazine over the weekend, Fauci repeatedly acknowledged that he disagrees with Trump and that the President veers into misinformation at times.
“[Fauci] has grown bolder in correcting the president’s falsehoods and overly rosy statements about the spread of the coronavirus in the past two weeks — and he has become a hero to the president’s critics because of it. And now, Mr. Trump’s patience has started to wear thin.”