A liberated Dr. Anthony Fauci made it clear Thursday he's happy to be working for President Joe Biden, taking a few pot shots at what it was like operating under Donald Trump.
Fauci appeared in the White House press briefing room for the first time since this spring and, in several jaw-dropping comments, revealed his true feelings on Trump.
He didn't mention the former president by name but he was clear about the differences of work life in the Biden administration versus that under Trump's.
'One of the new things in this administration is: if you don't know the answer, don't guess. Just say you don't know the answer,' he said, comparing his 24 hours working for Biden compared to his months of counseling Trump on the coronavirus pandemic.
'One of the things that was very clear as recently as about 15 minutes ago, when I was with the president, is that one of the things that we're going to do is to be completely transparent open and honest if things go wrong. Not point fingers but to correct them and to make everything we do be based on science and evidence. I mean that was literally a conversation I had 15 minutes ago with the president, and he has said that multiple times,' he noted.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Given his new, free-speaking style, he was asked if there was anything he wanted to clarify or amend that he said during the Trump administration.
'No, I mean I always said everything,' Fauci said. 'That's why I got trouble sometimes.'
Dr. Anthony Fauci made it clear he's happy to be working for President Joe Biden
Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, let loose in his first appearance in the White House briefing room in months
The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases made it clear he was not joking.
'I was very serious about it, I wasn't joking,' said Fauci, who also serves as Chief Medical Adviser to Biden, when asked about his comments.
Fauci had a contentious relationship with Trump in the president's final months in office. Trump wanted to focus on reopening the economy as Fauci and other medical experts wanted to keep stronger restrictions in place to keep the COVID virus from spreading.
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