White House chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci says that if Donald Trump is re-elected he’s heading straight for the door. CNN’s Jim Acosta asked if the disease expert would continue working with the White House if Trump were to be re-elected in 2024. His answer? No.
According to The Hill:
“If you look at the history of what the response was during the administration, I think, you know, at best, you can say it wasn’t optimal,” Fauci said. “History will speak for itself about that.”
Fauci has remained a top pandemic adviser under the Biden administration, saying in January 2021 that it was “liberating” to work with the new president.
“I can tell you I take no pleasure at all in being in a situation of contradicting the president, so it was really something that you didn’t feel you could actually say something and there wouldn’t be any repercussions about it,” he said then.
“The idea that you can get up here and talk about what you know, what the evidence and science is, and know that’s it — let the science speak — it is somewhat of a liberating feeling,” Fauci added.
Trump has strongly hinted at launching a third presidential campaign but has stopped short of making any formal announcements.
Recently, even former First Lady Melania Trump has even hinted at her husband’s return to the campaign trail.
Fox & Friends Weekend co-host Pete Hegseth met with the former first lady in Florida and asked her if she could see herself living in the White House again.
“Never say never,” Trump said, and smiled while saying she enjoyed living there. “To be first lady of the United States was my greatest honor. I think we achieved a lot in four years of [the] Trump administration.”