White House: Trump is not going to fire Fauci

Earlier the President retweeted a post calling for the resignation of the country’s chief epidemiologist.

The White House said on Monday that President Donald Trump is not going to dismiss the country’s chief epidemiologist, Dr. Anthony Fauci, although he did retweet the post calling for him to be fired.

“This media chatter is ridiculous. President Trump is not firing Dr. Fauci,” White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley said. “Dr. Fauci was and remains a trusted adviser to President Trump.”

On Sunday, Trump retweeted a post by a former Republican Congressional candidate who criticized the epidemiologist’s comments from a Sunday TV interview, accompanying them with the words “it’s time to fire Fauci.”

Fauci, 79, has been the head Of the Institute for the study of allergic and infectious diseases since 1984.

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