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Trump COVID advisor Scott Atlas believes Fauci wasn’t fired because it was an election year

EXCLUSIVE: Trump COVID advisor Scott Atlas believes Fauci wasn’t fired for his ‘destructive’ policies because president’s advisors warned him ‘not to rock the boat in an election year’

  • Trump-era WH COVID adviser Dr. Scott Atlas said the former president didn’t fire Dr. Anthony Fauci becuase aides warned him not to during an election year
  • ‘I was shocked that it wasn’t done because President Trump is not afraid of firing people,’ Atlas told California Rebel Base podcast host Steve Hilton
  • Trump said in a Sunday interview he did the right thing by not firing Fauci, who at the time was helping establish the administration’s coronavirus response
  • ‘I did it right, because if you do fire him you’re going to have a firestorm on the left again, as usual,’ Trump told Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo


Dr. Scott Atlas, who served on President Donald Trump’s White House Coronavirus Task Force, questioned in an interview set to air Wednesday why the former president didn’t fire Dr. Anthony Fauci. 

‘The question ‘why weren’t these people fired?’ will go down in the history books as an unanswered question,’ Atlas told Fox News’ Steve Hilton on his California Rebel Base podcast in a clip first obtained by DailyMail.com.

‘I was shocked that it wasn’t done because President Trump is not afraid of firing people,’ Atlas continued. ‘I mean, this is obvious and he’s certainly not afraid of, I don’t think, anything really – he’s shown that.’

Atlas felt Trump was acting more cautiously because of the optics of firing Fauci during an election year and said his aides were warning against the move. 

His comments also come after Trump said he thinks he did the right thing by not ousting Fauci despite their differences. The ex-president has often criticized the National Institutes of Health doctor who helped establish and lead the initial U.S. COVID-19 response.

‘I did it right, because if you do fire him you’re going to have a firestorm on the left again, as usual,’ Trump told Fox News’ Sunday Morning Futures host Maria Bartiromo in an interview pre-taped on Friday.

Trump-era WH COVID adviser Dr. Scott Atlas said the former president didn’t fire Dr. Anthony Fauci because aides warned him not to during an election year

Trump told Fox News in an interview that aired Sunday: 'I did it right, because if you do fire him you're going to have a firestorm on the left again, as usual'

Trump told Fox News in an interview that aired Sunday: ‘I did it right, because if you do fire him you’re going to have a firestorm on the left again, as usual’

‘And I didn’t listen to him, if you think about it,’ Trump reasoned. ‘He wanted to keep our country open to China and I closed it. He wanted to keep our country open to Europe and I closed it. He talked about masks being no good, well I’m not a huge mask believer but I think they have some purpose, and now he’s a radical masker.’

‘No, I think I did the right thing because we would have had a firestorm,’ the 45th president told Bartiromo in the interview that aired on her Sunday morning program.

Atlas said that Trump should have known to fire Fauci and other doctors who helped lead the White House coronavirus response – including former White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx.

‘He understood the destruction of the lockdowns,’ Atlas said. ‘But it was allowed to continue and my belief is that it was, from what I heard inside, an election year and the political side of his advisors were saying ‘don’t rock the boat, it’s a political year, we’re close to an election.”

‘Fauci and Birx had high public approval, possibly in part due to the fact that they disagreed with the president, but this was part of a strange logic to keep them on.’

While Fauci still works with President Joe Biden’s administration in the continued COVID response, Birx does not. 



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