WASHINGTON, DC – Dr. Anthony Fauci went from President Trump’s hero to zero on a nearly daily basis until he was asked to ride the bench in the waning days of his presidency. Now, Joe Biden has made the call to the bullpen and Fauci is back on the mound throwing COVID-19 fastballs…hopefully not into the visitor’s dugout of course.
In his first press conference under Biden, Fauci threw a few knuckleballs at his former boss.
When asked by a reporter if he felt Amazon’s entrance into the COVID-19 vaccine game would have helped if it was prior to Biden’s taking office, Fauci said he didn’t know.
“One of the new things in this administration is if you don’t know the answer, don’t guess,” he said.
When asked what the difference is between Trump and Biden, Fauci said, “It’s very clear that there were things that were said, be it, regarding things like hydroxychloroquine and things like that, that really was uncomfortable because it was not based on scientific fact.”
“I take no pleasure at in being in a situation of contradicting the President, so it was something that you didn’t feel you could actually say something and there wouldn’t be repercussions about it,” Fauci said. “The idea that you can get up here and talk about what you know, what the evidence is, what the science is, and know that’s it, let the science speak. It is somewhat of a liberating feeling.”