On Monday former President Donald Trump suggested that Dr. Anthony Fauci was “in the pocket” of China and pointed at Fauci’s recently leaked emails, which he called “horrible.”
During his interview with Fox Business Network’s Stuart Varney, Trump was asked about his opinion of Fauci, who served as Trump’s COVID-19 advisor, and said “I always got along with him great, but he was wrong on so many fronts. And there’s an example. You look at his emails. They are horrible. He was in the pocket; it would seem, he was in the pocket of, we’re all smart people, he was in the pocket of China. The way he pandered to them and the way he dealt with them… So many emails. I’ve never seen anything like it. You almost think that’s all he could do because of so many emails.”
The comments from Trump come after the Biden administration continues its support for Fauci. Jill Biden made an appearance at a vaccination center last weekend to show support. As more evidence comes out, it may be more difficult to support the doctor. Calls for him to be fired are mounting.
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This comes after President Trump spoke out last weekend against Dr. Fauci at the GOP Convention in North Carolina.
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Just last week, dozens of Fauci’s emails became public through a Freedom of Information Act request from The Washington Post. While it is unclear which email Trump was discussing during his interview on Monday, in one email Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told George Gao, director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, that the U.S. and China “will get through this together.”
Another email showed that Fauci was told by a virologist that COVID-19 could have been created in a Wuhan lab, where the virus was first reported.
Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene also criticized Fauci, saying that he should be held “accountable for his lies and potential involvement,” and called for his firing.