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Fauci slams Trump for ‘having the wrong numbers’ on COVID after president hammered him for ‘making a lot of mistakes’

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DR ANTHONY Fauci has slammed Donald Trump for “having the wrong numbers” on coronavirus after the president hammered him for “making a lot of mistakes.”

The president told Hannity on Friday: “Dr. Fauci’s a nice man, but he’s made a lot of mistakes.”

The pair made comments about each other on Friday
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Speaking about his advisors, which include Fauci, Trump reasoned: “They’ve been wrong about a lot things, including face masks.

“Maybe they’re wrong, maybe not, but a lot of them said don’t wear a mask, don’t wear a mask.

“Now they are saying wear a mask. So a lot of mistakes were made — a lot of mistakes.”

America currently has 3,293,532 confirmed COVID-19 cases and has witnessed at least 136,720 fatalities.

During an appearance at the White House on Independence Day, the president said that “99 percent” or coronavirus cases are “harmless.”

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He said: “We have tested over 40 million people. By so doing, we show cases, 99 percent of which are totally harmless.

“Results that no other country will show, because no other country has testing that we have — not in terms of the numbers or in terms of the quality.”

However, coronavirus expert Dr Fauci has since debunked Trump’s claim.

In a Financial Times interview on Friday, the taskforce member said: “I’m trying to figure out where the president got that number.

“What I think happened is that someone told him that the general mortality is about 1 percent.

“And he interpreted, therefore, that 99 percent is not a problem, when that’s obviously not the case.”


Speaking about the coronavirus situation in an interview with FiveThirtyEight this week, Fauci said that the political divisiveness encouraged by the Trump administration has made a coordinated response against the virus more difficult.

“You have to be having blindfolds on and covering your ears to think that we don’t live in a very divisive society now, from a political standpoint.

“I think you’d have to make the assumption that if there wasn’t such divisiveness, that we would have a more coordinated approach,” he said.

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