By Nikki Schwab, Senior U.s. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com
Published: 19:38 BST, 15 October 2020 | Updated: 19:43 BST, 15 October 2020
President Donald Trump lashed out at Dr. Anthony Fauci at his North Carolina rally Thursday as the crowd booed.
'He's a Democrat, everybody knows it, he's Cuomo's friend,' Trump said of Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease doctor, as he referenced New York's Democratic governor.
The president called Fauci a 'friend' and a 'nice guy' before making up quotes that the doctor said, such as 'do not wear a mask under any circumstances.'
President Donald Trump lashed out at Dr. Anthony Fauci during his Thursday's rally in Greenville, North Carolina. Trump suggested Fauci was a 'Democrat' and a friend of Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo
The president also boasted about the number of mask-wearing supporters at his North Carolina rally, however photos and accounts from the ground show that mask-wearing was largely sporadic
Trump hit Fauci (pictured), claiming he said 'do not wear a mask under any circumstances.' Fauci warned of a PPE shortage in the early weeks of the pandemic, but never signaled mask-wearing was bad