Donald Trump Jr. says Anthony Fauci is “better at pitching” than science

Donald Trump Jr. said, Doctor. Anthony Fauci, Long-term director and chairman of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Joe BidenThe chief medical consultant, “is better at pitching than science.”

Trump Jr. made the remarks on Friday at the “U.S. Cancellation” event organized by the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, Texas.Son of the former president Donald Trump When talking about the “promoters” who worked in what he called the former “glorious news organization”, he condemned the top doctors in the United States. Trump Jr. insisted that Fauci was just a “bureaucrat” and that other people in the press were deceiving.

“[The press said] Fauci is not a bureaucrat in a lab coat. Yes,” Trump Jr. said. “Fauci is better in pitching than in science, okay? It’s also true. I want to see them conduct a fact-check on that, they have no chance. “

Trump Jr.’s views on 80-year-old Fauci’s baseball skills or lack of baseball skills came after the doctor was widely ridiculed by a serious miss in the first game of the Washington Nationals ceremony last summer-Fauci I called this moment “very embarrassing.”

Fauci played baseball and basketball in his childhood and youth and was the captain of his high school basketball team. After that, he focused on his medical education and career, and any athletic ability he might have could be greatly diminished in his eighties.

In his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday, Donald Trump Jr. said that Dr. Anthony Fauci “does a better job in pitching than in science.” The picture shows Trump Jr. delivering a speech at the “America Is Not Cancelled” event held in Dallas, Texas on July 9, 2021.
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Although Fauci has recently become a contempt for some conservatives during the COVID-19 pandemic for his public health work, his scientific qualifications are not a matter of opinion. Graduated in 1966 Number one in his class From Cornell University School of Medicine.

Two years later, Fauci joined NIAID and became its director in 1984. He advised former President Ronald Reagan on medical matters in the 1980s and has been advising every US president ever since.He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by the former president, the highest civilian honor in the country George W. Bush In 2008.

According to data from Web of Science, in terms of the total number of citations from 1980 to January 2021, Fauci ranks among the top 10 in the world’s approximately 2.5 million immunology researchers. He has authored, co-authored or edited more than 1,300 scientific publications. Fauci has also received honorary doctorates from at least 50 universities around the world, as well as the National Medal of Science, the George M. Kober Medal of the American Medical Association, and the John Deckers Canada Gairdner Global Health Award.

Trump Jr. did a lot Similar remarks Talking about Fauci in an interview on a podcast The truth about Lisa Booth Last month, the “incompetent” doctor was just a “bureaucrat in a lab coat” working for the government because “he might not be able to work in the private sector”.

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