The New York Times gave an update on Dr. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, today based on an interview he gave. Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the most prominent members of the White House coronavirus task force, said on Monday that he has not spoken to or met with President Donald Trump in two weeks.
Trump was jealous of the attention and praise Dr. Fauci received especially after Brad Pitt played him on Saturday Night Live. Trump decided that Dr. Fauci should not be the face of the federal government’s effort to contain the coronavirus and educate the public about the danger.
Last week, speaking to CNN not long after Trump announced that he was taking the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a preventive measure against the virus, Fauci was unequivocal: “The scientific data is really quite evident now about the lack of efficacy for it,” he said.
Trump did not like looking like a fool. Trump even cut down his interactions with Fauci.