People tired of hearing from Anthony Fauci about coronavirus, Donald Trump tells staff

Trump has needled Fauci over his advice on wearing face masks. Nearly 220,000 Americans have died from the disease the virus causes

The Associated Press October 19, 2020 23:04:33 IST
People tired of hearing from Anthony Fauci about coronavirus, Donald Trump tells staff

Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Florida on 16 Oct. AFP

Washington: President Donald Trump says people are tired of hearing from Dr Anthony Fauci “and all these idiots” about the coronavirus .

Trump has made no secret of his growing impatience with Fauci, the nation's leading infectious disease expert.

Speaking Monday to campaign staffers, Trump called Fauci a “disaster” but said he''d create bigger issues for himself if he fired the doctor.

Fauci is head of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases and is a member of the White House coronavirus task force.

Trump has needled Fauci over his advice on wearing face masks. Nearly 220,000 Americans have died from the disease the virus causes.

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