Trump attacks two of his former COVID-19 advisers

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Donald Trump attacked Monday with virulence two of his best-known ex-advisers in the fight against the pandemic, Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx, who confided to CNN about their difficult experience with the ex-president American.

In a long, angry, often mocking statement, the Republican accused these experts of being “two people doing their own thing and trying to rewrite history to make people forget their bad instincts and failing recommendations, which[il a] fortunately almost always refused to follow ”.

Promoting his own action on vaccines – his administration had invested billions in several projects – Mr. Trump claimed that “if it was up to them, we would be locked in our basements and our country right now. would go through a financial depression ”.

“The Dr Fauci is also the king of jacket reversals […] to look good, ”he continued, denigrating at the same time the performance of the immunologist when he made the first pitch in a baseball game last year.

As for the Dre Birx is “a confirmed liar, who has almost no credibility,” he said.

“It was a very negative voice that did not have the right answers,” he added, recalling – “who can forget it?” – that she attended a family reunion after the Thanksgiving holiday when she asked Americans to stay home to curb the epidemic.

This exit of the billionaire installed in Florida since his departure from the White House comes after the Dr Fauci told CNN, in a documentary, how shocked he was that Mr. Trump called on US states to “break free” as experts urged respect for sanitary rules.

It was like “a punch to the chest,” he said.

Deborah Birx, she told, also to CNN, having received a call “very difficult” from the president of the time after having mentioned the spread of the virus in rural areas.