“By doing this against my will, they are in effect harassing me. Since campaign ads are about getting votes, their harassment of me might have the opposite effect of turning some voters off.”
NEW: I spoke to Fauci about the Trump campaign:
"By doing this against my will, they are in effect harassing me. Since campaign ads are about getting votes, their harassment of me might have the opposite effect of turning some voters off."https://t.co/gRPxncmYN4
— Erin Banco (@ErinBanco) October 12, 2020
I witnessed President Trump & WH leadership routinely sideline & discredit Dr. Fauci. I placed the calls to Fauci when they didn’t want him in the WH Press briefing room. He’s too “honest”-“Too grim”-“Can’t have him talking” & now they try to use his name?! My response. ⬇️ #vote https://t.co/lSpsDTJYOv
— Olivia of Troye (@OliviaTroye) October 13, 2020
Holding large campaign rallies, like the one President Trump has in Florida tonight, is “asking for trouble,” Dr. Anthony Fauci said.
The number of coronavirus cases in many states is “going in the wrong direction right now,” he added.https://t.co/8ChlbWqHIB
— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 12, 2020
Daily Beast: Who could have foreseen this? A day after Dr. Anthony Fauci demanded that the Trump campaign refrain from using him in future campaign ads, the president has laid into the nation’s top infectious-disease expert in a Twitter rage and accused him of knowing nothing about COVID-19.
Donald Trump is running TV ads taking Dr. Fauci out of context and without his permission.
So, here’s a message from the President in his own words. pic.twitter.com/WCYbIfrQLR
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 12, 2020
Actually, Tony’s pitching arm is far more accurate than his prognostications. “No problem, no masks”. WHO no longer likes Lockdowns – just came out against. Trump was right. We saved 2,000,000 USA lives!!! https://t.co/YyLyCsbZ7a
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 13, 2020
Dr. Anthony Fauci says “it’s really unfortunate and really disappointing” that the Trump campaign featured him in an ad touting the President’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) October 12, 2020
"I'm not going to walk away from this outbreak, no matter who's the president." Dr. Anthony Fauci says he is not deterred and will continue to serve in his role despite President Trump's efforts to undermine the infectious disease expert. https://t.co/FTtrb3B0Ll
— CNN (@CNN) October 13, 2020
Fauci appears done pretending the media is playing a game by covering his tortured relationship w Trump: "By doing this against my will, they are in effect harassing me,” he says of Trump campaign ad using him out of context https://t.co/xhqGULvZSn
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) October 12, 2020
Fauci told The Daily Beast on Monday that the Trump campaign was “in effect, harassing me” by including him in advertisements against his will. In a tweet Tuesday, Trump ridiculed Fauci’s comically bad ceremonial first pitch at MLB’s Opening Day back in July, writing:
“Actually, Tony’s pitching arm is far more accurate than his prognostications.”
Trump then wrongly claimed the World Health Organization “no longer likes Lockdowns”—one official said last week that lockdowns should not be the “primary” way to deal with the pandemic at this stage, not that they shouldn’t be used at all.Oval office giving new meaning to Bully Pulpit