U.S. President Donald Trump has reposted a tag on Twitter calling for the dismissal of Dr. Anthony Fuchi, the country’s largest infectious disease expert, after saying that it would have been possible to save lives if the country had taken early isolation measures during the outbreak of the Coronavirus.
The White House later denied Trump’s intention to fire Fawcci.
Trump reposted a message from a former Republican candidate for Congress, citing remarks made by Fauchi in a television interview, saying on Twitter, “It’s time … turn off Fauchi.
The Republican president has previously reposted tweets that criticize officials or opponents, rather than directly criticizing them. The re-publication of the tag has sparked speculation that Trump’s patience with the iconic expert is starting to run out and may already sack him.
“This media gossip is ridiculous – President Trump will not fire Dr. Fuchi,” White House spokesman Hogan Gedley said, adding that “Dr. Fuchi was and remains a reliable adviser to President Trump.
Gedley said that the reprinting of the tag from Trump was directed at what he saw as a misleading report on travel restrictions he imposed and included China where the emerging Corona virus originated.
Fauchi’s role has emerged nationwide in leading the fight against the epidemic. His statements contradicted Trump’s vision and corrected the president on scientific matters during the crisis, including the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine, an ancient drug used to treat malaria, to overcome the virus.
The State of the Union program asked CNN Fauchi about a New York Times report documenting early warnings that had come to the White House about the emerging virus.
Fauchi acknowledged that implementing the isolation measures early would have saved lives but cautioned that a number of factors were interfering with the matter.
Of course it would have been better to have an early start ahead of events, but I don’t think you can say that we are where we are now because of only one factor … It is very complicated, he said.
And my discussion is originally targeted by the country’s extreme right, because of his contradictions to see Trump and those recent statements have caused more criticism of him.
Trump also denounced the New York Times report in several tweets he posted on Sunday, calling it “fake.
Trump interfered last week during a daily press briefing on Corona’s developments at the White House and prevented Fauchi from answering a question about hydroxy chloroquine.
“Today he will not be fired by Fawcci … He wants to humiliate him first for a while and there is one thing that you can rest assured … that he will not have the nerve to dismiss him,” said Joe Lockhart, a spokesman for former US President Bill Clinton.
Fauchi, 79, has led the federal administration responsible for controlling infectious diseases since 1984.
Some polls during the crisis showed that Americans trusted him more than Trump.