Anthony Fauci said Monday that President Trump’s campaign should take down a new political advertisement that features his remarks, a day after saying his remarks in the ad were taken out of context.
“I think it’s really unfortunate and really disappointing that they did that. It is so clear that I am not a political person and I have never either directly or indirectly endorsed a political candidate,” Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Monday afternoon.
“To take a completely out-of-context statement and put it in what is obviously a political campaign ad, I thought, was really very disappointing,” Fauci added.
The Trump campaign rolled out the new ad last week after the president was discharged from Walter Reed National Military Hospital for treatment of his COVID-19 diagnosis.
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