I think it's a safe bet that Anthony Fauci won't be on Donald Trump's Christmas card list this year.
Fauci, commenting on the recent wave of Covid-19 infections in the Trump White House, said "it could have been prevented."
During a virtual discussion hosted by American University’s Kennedy Political Union, Fauci was asked for his advice to students whose relatives have been reluctant to listen to public health experts. “That’s a tough one,” he acknowledged before suggesting that they “take a look at what happened this week at the White House” if they need concrete evidence that the virus is not a hoax.
“It’s an unfortunate situation when you see something like that, because that could have been prevented,” Fauci said.
Though he did not reference Trump directly, Fauci also said the pandemic had demonstrated the risks of “divisiveness and rancor and politicization” when it comes to communicating crucial public health messages.