Trump: Dr. Fauci’s ‘pitching arm is far more accurate than his prognostications’

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the nation’s top epidemiologists who’s a member of the President’s COVID-19 task force, has been in a tense battle with the Trump Campaign over a recent advertisement featuring what appeared to be his past praise of President Trump’s response to the virus. However, Dr. Fauci argues that his comments were “taken out of context” and is asking that the commercial be taken down.

President Trump responded to Fauci Tuesday on Twitter, saying his “pitching arm is far more accurate than his prognostications.” The President was referring to Dr. Fauci’s early advisory for a nationwide lockdown to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, but also maybe his less than perfect first pitch at the opening baseball game of the Major League Baseball season.

At least when it comes to lockdowns, the World Health Organization, which also initially advocated for such a response, has recently reversed its early advisory saying it shouldn’t be a country’s main prescription to COVID-19, adding that the damage of shutting down may be even more devastating to world economies.

“WHO no longer likes lockdowns-just came out against,” Trump added in his Tuesday tweet. “Trump was right. We saved 2,000,000 USA lives!!!”

Dr. Fauci on Monday night told CNN’s Jake Tapper that the commercial should be taken down, calling the ad “dissapointing.”