Trump said Anthony Fauci is 'full of crap' in an expletive-laden speech to Republican donors
- Former President Donald
Trumplaunched a fierce attack on Dr. Anthony Fauciover the weekend.
- Dr. Fauci was singled out by the former president, along with other public figures including
- "Have you ever seen anybody that is so full of crap?" Trump said of Fauci, according to the Washington Post.
Former President Donald Trump used a 50-minute speech this weekend to attack a range of public figures including Dr. Anthony Fauci, who he accused of being "full of crap,"the Washington Post reported.
Trump gave the rambling speech at his Mar-A-Lago resort on Saturday evening at an event for wealthy GOP donors, where he attacked Dr. Fauci, who helped co-ordinate the White House's coronavirus response and frequently drew President Trump's ire while he was in office.
"Have you ever seen anybody that is so full of crap?" Trump said of Fauci, according to the Post, which cited an attendee at the event.
Trump also mocked Fauci's baseball skills, the Post and Politico reported, making a jibe at the ceremonial first pitch he threw last year at a game between the Washington Nationals and New York Yankees.
Trump has frequently mocked Fauci for the wayward pitch, and in October last year called it "perhaps the worst first pitch in the history of Baseball!"
Trump also used his speech to label Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell a "dumb son of a b---h," according to Politico.
President Trump clashed repeatedly over the White House's coronavirus response with Fauci, who is a member of the coronavirus task force and served as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984.
Fauci had pressed for a hands-on federal response to the coronavirus while Trump, who frequently played down the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, preferred to leave decision-making to individual states.
In March, Trump said that he ignored Fauci's advice but decided against firing him.
"I thought rather than firing him, you know, I listened to him, but I didn't do what he said because frankly his record is not a good record," Trump said on "The Truth with Lisa Boothe" podcast.
Fauci, who is now President Joe Biden's chief medical advisor, was also critical of Trump, saying in October he was "absolutely not" surprised that the president had caught coronavirus in September because he had not taken the appropriate medical precautions.
"I was worried that he was going to get sick when I saw him in a completely precarious situation of crowded, no separation between people, and almost nobody wearing a mask," Fauci told CBS's "60 Minutes."
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