(NewsReady.com) – President Donald Trump and Dr. Anthony Fauci have butted heads a few times over how to best deal with the coronavirus. The commander-in-chief recognizes the need to reopen America’s economy as soon as possible. Meanwhile, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is more reserved. That has led to some conflicting statements from the two.
President Trump seemed to express his frustration towards Dr. Fauci on Twitter by retweeting DeAnna Lorraine. She’s a contender for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) seat and believes the president is handling the COVID-19 outbreak well. The president was simply correcting an inaccurate claim made by fake news with his retweet. But, there was a single part of the retweet that got blown out of proportion.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2020
That tweet contained the hashtag #FireFauci, which then blew up. Conservatives weren’t happy with the doctor because he seemed to blame the president for the coronavirus deaths over the weekend. Fauci told CNN if actions were taken sooner, more people would be alive. During the April 13 COVID-19 update, however, the NIAID director explained that’s common sense. He wasn’t blaming the president.
Dr. Fauci: President Trump followed the recommendations of public health experts without delay. pic.twitter.com/ZM2CWzqRGL
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) April 13, 2020
The White House later came out to assure that Dr. Fauci was not going to be fired.
Trump stated that he never intended to attack Fauci and supports the doctor’s valuable contribution to the coronavirus task force. Everyone’s eager to go back to a normal life, including Trump, and sometimes that results in people blowing things out of proportion. Unfortunately, some people are always using these kinds of opportunities to attack Trump and the recent social media outrage is just another example of that.
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