Trump Says Fauci Is ‘Terrific Guy’ But Not ‘Team Player’

Trump's strained relationship with Fauci has political overtones as the president defends his record on the coronavirus just two weeks before Election Day.

  • Published 20 October 2020
President Donald Trump works the crowd after speaking at a campaign rally Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after claiming that the American people are tired of listening to Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Donald Trump insisted Tuesday that he gets along with the nation’s top infectious disease specialist while also complaining the doctor who has clashed with him at times over the coronavirus is not a “team player.” Trump’s strained relationship with Fauci has political overtones as the president defends his record on the coronavirus just two weeks…

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