Dr. Anthoony Fauci has responded to President Trump calling him an alarmist by stating that he is, in fact, a realist.
According to The Daily Wire:
Speaking with CNN’s Jake Tapper on Tuesday, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases responded to Trump’s comments on Sunday characterizing him as “a little bit of an alarmist.”
“Well, I mean people have their opinion about my reaction to things. I consider myself more a realist than an alarmist,” Fauci said, as reported by CNN. “But, you know, people do have their opinions other than that. I’ve always thought of myself as a realist when it comes to this.”
Speaking with Chris Wallace of “Fox News Sunday,” Trump said that he maintains a positive relationship with Fauci despite his past mistakes.
“Dr. Fauci’s made some mistakes, but I have a very good — I spoke to him yesterday at length — I have a very good relationship with Dr. Fauci,” Trump said. “He’s a little bit of an alarmist — that’s OK.”
Trump’s comments come on the heels of White House Trade Adviser Peter Navarro’s op-ed in the Washington Post slamming Fauci and calling him “wrong about everything.”