Written by Ashton Snyder on
 June 15, 2024

Fauci Unpacks Trump’s Profanity and Praise in New Memoir

An explosive new memoir from Dr. Anthony Fauci details his turbulent interactions with former President Donald Trump during the COVID-19 crisis.

Fauci’s memoir recounts abusive calls from Donald Trump interspersed with unexpected declarations of affection, as Yahoo reports.

The book, On Call: A Doctor’s Journey in Public Service, sheds light on Fauci's challenging tenure as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and later as President Joe Biden's chief medical adviser. Fauci describes volatile conversations with Trump, who vacillated between outbursts and expressions of his "love" for the doctor during the pandemic's height.

Trump’s Unpredictable Behavior Revealed

In these candidly recounted phone exchanges, Trump would often start with expletive-laden criticisms before abruptly shifting to reassurance and praise. Trump once asserted he would win the 2020 election in a "fucking landslide," while also lamenting that Fauci's public health warnings had severely impacted the economy.

Fauci's new memoir elaborates on the starkly different leadership approaches of Trump and Biden. The doctor recounts Trump's resistance to public health measures like mask-wearing and social distancing, pressured reopening of the country, and influence from less qualified advisers. Among the more startling anecdotes is Trump’s infamous suggestion about using bleach as a potential treatment, underscoring his controversial handling of the pandemic.

Death Threats and Illustrious Career

Fauci faced significant hostility from Republicans due to his steadfast promotion of lockdowns, social distancing, mask mandates, and vaccination. This animosity escalated to the point where he and his family required full-scale security after receiving death threats.

Despite frequent pressure from advisors and public figures who wanted Fauci fired, Trump refrained from doing so. Trump acknowledged Fauci’s distinguished career, stating he was not going to fire him because of his "illustrious career," even though he believed Fauci’s actions were harming the country's morale and economy.

An especially memorable call came on June 3, 2020, when Trump began screaming at Fauci about the economic impact of his statements on the virus, blaming him for costing the economy "one trillion fucking dollars." These emotionally charged calls were a recurring theme.

Biden: A Stark Contrast

Fauci also delves into his interactions with President Joe Biden, whom he describes as a "no-nonsense person guided by integrity and empathy." The memoir paints a picture of a focused leadership under Biden, contrasting sharply with the previous administration’s handling of the pandemic.

Two days before his eightieth birthday, on December 22, 2020, Fauci received his first COVID-19 vaccine dose on live television. He reflects on this moment as one of immense personal and professional significance, heralding the beginning of widespread vaccination efforts in the U.S. Anthony Fauci’s last phone call with Trump occurred on Nov. 1, 2020. During this conversation, Trump expressed his frustration over Fauci’s dire warnings on COVID-19, predicting an electoral victory over Biden that ultimately did not come to pass.

Fauci's detailed accounts, including Trump's refusal to concede the election and their final interaction, provide an intimate glimpse into the chaotic environment during those critical months. Trump's vitriolic rhetoric and heavy use of expletives are depicted alongside his rare acknowledgments of Fauci’s value.

Overall, On Call: A Doctor’s Journey in Public Service offers an insider’s view into the strained relationship between Fauci and Trump while contrasting the former president's erratic behavior with Biden’s empathetic leadership.

Fauci’s depiction will undoubtedly spark further debate on the pandemic response and leadership during one of the most challenging periods in recent U.S. history.

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