“If you really look, I didn’t really listen to him too much because I was doing the opposite of what he was saying.”
45th President Donald Trump recently appeared on Laura Ingraham’s Fox News broadcast to respond to Joe Biden’s disastrous first presidential press conference, and took the opportunity to share his true feelings about Anthony Fauci, who he described as a creation of the media and a shameless self promoter.
President Trump first began by once again bragging about the controversial COVID-19 vaccines developed through the former President’s Operation Warp Speed. “We got a vaccine in 9 months, Laura, and Fauci was saying it was never going to happen,” said President Trump, noting Fauci predicted it would take years for a vaccine to be developed. “It’s really a great accomplishment.”
“I got along with him fine, but I didn’t listen to him too much,” President Trump continued. “He said don’t close it up to China, and I did, very early. He said don’t close it up to Europe, you know we had the problem with Italy and France, I did, I closed it up to Europe very, very early. He said don’t wear masks, masks don’t work, they’re no good, no good.”
“The way I look at it, you saw him throw out the first pitch in Washington, right? He is a better pitcher than he is at what he does,” said President Trump, referencing an almost comically bad pitch from Fauci that went nowhere near its intended destination.
“But he’s a great promoter, but I got along with him,” joked the former President. “If you really look, I didn’t really listen to him too much because I was doing the opposite of what he was saying.”
“Frankly if he were known as somebody that was with me all the way, he wouldn’t be popular with the media. He’s just a media creation. ”