Many conservatives expressed relief on Sunday when Dr. Anthony Fauci declared he would not stick around as chief medical adviser at the White House if former President Donald Trump wins the 2024 election.
Fauci, who has served as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since the 1980s and became the face of the federal government’s fight against coronavirus in early 2020, laughed and said “no” when asked Sunday on CNN if he’d stay on for a potential second Trump term.
Former President Trump frequently clashed with Fauci during the first year of the pandemic about hydroxychloroquine, testing, reopening businesses, curtailing travel from China, and several other issues. As a result, Fauci has emerged as a symbol of COVID-era lockdowns and restrictions in the eyes of many Trump supporters. Many took to Twitter after learning that Fauci decided he wouldn’t want to work for Trump again.
“Best possible endorsement for Trump in 2024. Good riddance to this corrupt, evil little elf,” The Federalist CEO Sean Davis reacted.
Fox News contributor Leo Terrell said Fauci would need to quit or else he’d be “fired immediately,” while conservative podcaster Graham Allen responded, “Talk about two birds with one stone!!!”
Outkick founder Clay Travis, a longtime critic of Fauci, also suggested the comment would benefit Trump’s chances to re-election.
“This is the greatest endorsement of Donald Trump in 2024 possible,” Travis tweeted.
Journalist Chuck Ross called it, “An early in-kind contribution to the Trump campaign,” and pund… (Read more)