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Fauci Meets Trump, GOP, During City College Commencement Address

dr Anthony Fauci barely veiledly smacked former President Donald Trump and Republicans during a college graduation speech on Friday — just two days after claiming he would “not engage in any politics” related to the 2024 election.

Speaking to more than 3,700 graduate students from the City College of New York in Harlem, Fauci said, “It is evident that we are witnessing a deepening division in our nation fueled by a blatant disparagement of truth.”

“While genuine disagreement or ideology is part of a healthy society, we increasingly hear, read and see outlandish statements and pronouncements backed by deliberate distortions of reality,” he said during his keynote address.

“Fabrications, conspiracy theories and outright lies are becoming commonplace by radical fringe groups and people you hope know better – and you know who they are.”

The remarks of President Biden’s chief medical adviser and longtime director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases were met with an apparent cheer from someone in the audience.

“I think it was a bold and right move by Fauci to speak up and bring that light to our graduation,” said Daisy Pinos, 24, of Queens, who received a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

dr Anthony Fauci speaks at CUNY City College's graduation ceremony in Manhattan.
dr Anthony Fauci speaks at CUNY City College’s graduation ceremony June 3 in Harlem.
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“He definitely has the right audience here and he knew it.”

Maliha Khan, 23, of Queens, called Fauci’s speech “funny.”

“I love the fact that everyone knew who they were talking about,” said Khan, who received a bachelor’s degree in international studies and economics.

“The girl behind me said, ‘Yes, that’s our ex-president.'”

On Wednesday, Fauci told Fox News that he will stay away from discussions about the 2024 election amid ongoing speculation about whether Trump will run again.

“Well, I’m not going to get involved in any politics about who goes in the White House or not,” he said.

dr Anthony Fauci and former President Donald Trump fretted about COVID-19 at the start of the pandemic.
dr Anthony Fauci and former President Donald Trump fretted about COVID-19 at the start of the pandemic.
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“By the way, until that happens, I don’t think I’ll be there, no matter who the president is.”

Fauci, 81, was memorably recorded covering his face with his hand when Trump made a joke about “the Deep State Department” during a coronavirus briefing in March 2020.

The two later clashed repeatedly over the federal response to the pandemic, with Trump saying that Fauci “had a lot wrong” and implying he would be fired if Trump won re-election.

Last month, Fauci said he would not work in the White House under Trump.

“If you look at history, what the [pandemic] answer was during the [Trump] Administration, I think the best you could say is that it wasn’t optimal,” he told CNN on May 16.

https://nypost.com/2022/06/03/fauci-rips-into-trump-gop-during-city-college-commencement-speech/ Fauci Meets Trump, GOP, During City College Commencement Address

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