- On Monday, President Donald Trump taunted Dr. Anthony Fauci’s baseball skills and said that America’s foremost infectious expert should stop wearing a Washington Nationals mask.
- “Tony threw out perhaps the worst first court in baseball history!” Trump tweets.
- The comments came hours after Trump ran against Fauci, calling him a “disaster” during a campaign rally, according to several reports.
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President Donald Trump on Monday mocked Dr. Anthony Fauci’s baseball skills, saying the country’s leading infectious expert should no longer wear the Washington Nationals logo he has been wearing. often depicted in.
“Tony should stop wearing the Washington Nationals’ Mask for two reasons. Number one, it’s not up to the high standards he’s going to expose,” Trump tweeted. “Number two, it keeps reminding me that Tony threw out perhaps the worst first court in baseball history!”
The post refers to Fauci’s ceremonial place at the Washington Nationals and New York Yankees opening games in July for the 2020 Major League Baseball season. Fauci, a longtime Nationals fan, was invited by the team because he has been “a true champion of our country during the COVID-19 pandemic and throughout his prominent career,” the statement said.
The president’s latest attack comes hours after he mocked the United States’ top director of public health during a conversation campaign with staff, allegedly calls it a “disaster” and reduces concerns about coronavirus while infection and deaths increase in dozens of states.
In recent days, the president has expressed growing frustration with Fauci, a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force who has served as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984. At a campaign rally last week, Trump accused Fauci of to be a democrat, even if he is not registered with any of the parties.
On Sunday, Fauci said in one interview with CBS ‘”60 Minutes” that he was not surprised that Trump had received COVID-19, given his regular termination of public health guidelines, such as the use of masks. The health expert also talked about the concerns about the president’s use of his image in one recent campaign video.
At the time of the baseball field, Trump signaled his irritation by saying that he was also planning to throw a pitch at a Yankees game in August. The announcement surprised both New York baseball teams and White House staffers, who said they were unaware of such an incident, which ultimately never appeared on the calendar. The New York Times reported.
Trump also made sure in Monday’s tweet to criticize Fauci’s “bad arm”. And a Washington Post data reporter showed that Fauci’s curveball could be ranked as one of the worst in history.
—Christopher Ingraham (@_cingraham) October 19, 2020
So far, Trump is the only president who has not cast a ceremonial pitch while in office since the tradition was established in 1910. Still, he had done so before his election, sharing a clip of the scene Monday with the caption: “A perfect strike for the American people! “
—Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 19, 2020