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Florida: In a campaign rally addressing his supporters in Florida, President Trump had mocked and insulted Dr. Anthony Fauci who has been serving as the director of National Institute of Allergic and Infectious Diseases since 1984. Ever since the coronavirus pandemic broke out in early March, President Trump has frequently clashed with health and science experts making contradictory statements about the virus despite having no background in medical science whatsoever. The president downplayed the virus numerous times which attracted sharp criticism from his opponents on Capitol Hill and the American public in general.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, on the other hand continued to bring awareness and provide experienced assistance in understanding the deadly pandemic. Dr. Fauci frequently warns of following stringent guidelines to curb the spread of the coronavirus by maintaining social distance and wearing face masks. In many surveys, the American public opined that they were more likely to listen to Dr. Anthony Fauci rather than the President himself. In a recent campaign ad for President Trump, a clip of Dr. Fauci could be seen making what seemed to be odd comments. Dr. Fauci fired back that his comments in the ad video were taken out of context of a broader statement he made months ago. When asked if the Trump campaign had sought permission from him to use his image and comments to be used in the video, Dr. Fauci said that he never gave permission to be featured in the video. He also emphasised that in many decades of civil service to the American citizens, he never once publicly supported any political leader or parties and always sought to stay out of the politics and solely focused on his professional work.

In the past, Dr. Fauci criticsed the Trump’s administration policy towards the coronavirus pandemic. Trump had also made mocking comments and continues to undermine the expert’s opinions. Trump has said that Dr. Fauci had got many things wrong. Despite the ongoing criticism on him, Dr. Anthony Fauci vowed not to be dettered by the comments made by the president and would continue to work irrespectively of political leaders opinions on him.