Former U.S. President Donald Trump on March 29 criticized his former advisers on the coronavirus situation – the country’s chief infectious disease doctor, Anthony Fauci, and former White House COVID-19 coordinator Deborah Burks.
Earlier Monday, in an interview with CNN, Fauci said the Trump administration was “fighting each other, not the virus.” For her part, Burks noted that there could have been fewer victims of the coronavirus in the country if the White House had imposed stricter measures after the first wave of the epidemic.
In response, the former U.S. leader accused his former advisers of self-promotion.
“I think it’s time to be vocal about Dr. Fauci and Dr. Burks engaging in self-promotion and trying to cover up their bad intuition and failed recommendations, which fortunately I have almost always reversed,” the Associated Press quoted Trump as saying.
According to him, Burks is “a known liar that few people trust.” In addition, Trump said that the rapid development and production of the vaccine is a credit to the White House and him personally, as he was the one who secured the partnership program with private firms, as well as provided them with the necessary government procurement to fund the scientific work.
Earlier in the day, U.S. President Joe Biden announced new measures to vaccinate the population against the coronavirus, which will involve 90% of adult Americans gaining access to the vaccine by April 19.