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Trump warns Biden would listen to scientists, Internet thanks ex-VP 'for saving us from the lunatic'

'People are tired of hearing Fauci and all these idiots — these, these people that have gotten it wrong,' said Trump
UPDATED OCT 20, 2020
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President Donald Trump has been slammed in the past for his response to Covid-19 and downplaying it when American lives are at risk. However, the president, just 2 weeks before the November 3 elections, has targeted his challenger Joe Biden by bringing in Dr Anthony Fauci, the country’s leading medical expert in infectious diseases, in the scene.

Trump has reportedly portrayed Fauci as a personification of bad science and often dismissed his claims on the pandemic. He said in his fiery speech at the Arizona rally on October 19 that Biden would actually pay attention to Fauci's advice. "He wants to listen to Dr Fauci. He wants to listen to Dr Fauci," Trump told the audience, suggesting Americans would think it would be a bad idea to listen to an expert like Fauci. Interestingly, people still trust experts more than the president. Biden responded to Trump’s attack with a tweet on October 19 suggesting he will listen to medical experts on the virus.


ABC reported that before his Arizona rally, Trump had unleashed an attack on Fauci amid a call with his campaign staff, which also had reporters on the line. "People are tired of hearing Fauci and all these idiots — these, these people that have gotten it wrong," Trump said about the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases on the call.

Trump reportedly added about Fauci, "Every time he goes on television, there's always a bomb. But there's a bigger bomb if you fire him. But Fauci's a disaster, I mean this guy.”Trump said as reported by The Hill, “Fauci, if we listened to him, we’d have 700,000 to 800,000 deaths right now. So, with that, I get along with him. If there’s a reporter on, you have it just the way I said it. I couldn’t care less.”

He also tweeted against Fauci before the Arizona rally on October 18, “Dr Tony Fauci says we don’t allow him to do television, and yet I saw him last night on ‘60 Minutes’, and he seems to get more airtime than anybody since the late, great, Bob Hope. All I ask of Tony is that he make better decisions. He said 'no masks & let China in'. Also, Bad arm!” Trump continued, “P.S. Tony should stop wearing the Washington Nationals’ Mask for two reasons. Number one, it is not up to the high standards that he should be exposing. Number two, it keeps reminding me that Tony threw out perhaps the worst first pitch in the history of baseball!” 


The president’s comments against Fauci came after the doctor appeared on the CBS News program ‘60 Minutes’ and said the White House has controlled his capacity to speak to the news media. Fauci said, as reported by The Hill, on Trump contracting Covid-19: “I was worried that he was going to get sick when I saw him in a completely precarious situation of crowded, no separation between people, and almost nobody wearing a mask.” He added on one of Trump's rally in Nevada, “When I saw that on TV, I said, ‘Oh my goodness. Nothing good can come out of that, that's got to be a problem.’ And then, sure enough, it turned out to be a super spreader event.”

Many Twitter users expressed their support for Biden, after Trump's attack. A user wrote, “Love you, Joe! Thanks for saving us from the lunatic.” Another user, however, responded to this, saying, “Hopefully you love him enough to move him after he loses! GO TRUMP.” A third user commented that the president is doing more damage to himself with such comments, “Biden can put a lid on his campaign because Trump is doing more damage to himself than Joe could ever do. Today Trump said Biden would listen to scientists and called Dr Fauci an idiot.”




A user compared Biden and Trump, “Because Biden holds no government position at present. Pretty simple actually. Trump would rather listen to the demon s*x doctor than Fauci, do you think he would listen to Biden's plan? Trump is in power and has said for months he has a health plan. Why haven't we seen that?”. Previosuly, Trump favored Dr. Stella Immanuel on Covid-19 who reportedly believes in alien DNA and demon sperm. A user wrote in Biden’s favor, “Very comforting that Biden will listen to Dr. Fauci. Trump is a danger to our society.”