‘The Skunk at the Picnic’: Dr. Anthony Fauci on Working for Trump

The Daily

By The New York Times

‘The Skunk at the Picnic’: Dr. Anthony Fauci on Working for Trump

Tuesday, 26 January

This episode contains strong language.

In many instances while advising the Trump administration on the pandemic, Dr. Anthony Fauci was faced with a “difficult” situation. Yet he said he had never considered quitting.

What was it like working under President Donald J. Trump? We listen in on a candid conversation between Dr. Fauci and Donald G. McNeil Jr., the Times science and health reporter.

Guest: Donald G. McNeil Jr., a science and health reporter for The New York Times. 

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Background reading: 

From denialism to death threats, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci described to Donald G. McNeil Jr. a fraught year as an adviser to President Donald J. Trump on the pandemic.

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