Dr. Anthony Fauci, the outgoing head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is revealing more about how he navigated his “very uncomfortable” time in President Donald Trump’s administration.
Fauci told CNN’s Chris Wallace he felt “uncomfortable” publicly disagreeing with Trump during White House briefings.
“And that’s how I evolved essentially in the, you know, public enemy number one of the far-right, which I did not desire to be put in that position,” Fauci said.
Fauci added that he’s happy to cooperate with GOP-threatened House investigations into his pandemic recommendations, even if he becomes a “punching bag” for his critics.
Fauci is set to retire this month following a 54-year career in government that includes 38 years as the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director.