Dr. Anthony Fauci seems to be overjoyed that President Trump has now left office and he now has a new boss: Joe Biden.
Fauci said Thursday that working under Biden is ‘liberating’ compared to his time working for President Trump.
As the Hill reports:
Speaking at the White House press briefing, Fauci was asked if he feels “less constrained” in the new administration after clashing with Trump and eventually being sidelined last year.
“I can tell you I take no pleasure at all in being in a situation of contradicting the president, so it was really something that you didn’t feel you could actually say something and there wouldn’t be any repercussions about it,” he said. “The idea that you can get up here and talk about what you know, what the evidence and science is, and know that’s it — let the science speak — it is somewhat of a liberating feeling.”
Dr. Fauci on working under Biden: "It is somewhat of a liberating feeling." pic.twitter.com/XDb99sBVoQ
— The Hill (@thehill) January 21, 2021
Fauci became a national star as a public spokesman for the Trump administration’s coronavirus response.
It seems that Fauci will be one of the few officials who will keep his position between Presidential Administrations. Which potentially speaks volumes about where his political loyalties truly lie.