Despite Donald Trump’s insistence that his administration is not waging a campaign against Dr. Anthony Fauci, he recently expressed some criticism of the infectious disease expert.
During a recent interview, Fox News Channel anchor Chris Wallace pressed the president for a reaction to campaign adviser Dan Scavino’s recent social media post trashing Fauci as a “leaker” and “alarmist.”
Trump agreed with the criticism, at least in part.
“Well, I don’t know that he’s a leaker,” the president said. “He’s a little bit of an alarmist. That’s OK. A little bit of an alarmist.”
He then went on to point out instances he cited as evidence of Fauci’s fallibility.
“Dr. Fauci at the beginning said, ‘This will pass. Don’t worry about it. This will pass,'” Trump said. “He was wrong.”