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Source: Chicago Tribune

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease expert and one of the nation’s most popular public officials, took issue Sunday with a decision by the Trump campaign to feature him in an advertisement without his consent and said it had misrepresented his comments.

Fauci, who said he had never publicly endorsed a political candidate in decades of public work, has long had an uneasy relationship with President Donald Trump.

In his debate with former Vice President Joe Biden, Trump claimed that Fauci had initially said “Masks are not good – then he changed his mind.” When Biden said wearing masks could save tens of thousands of lives, Trump contended that “Dr. Fauci said the opposite.” In fact, in the early days of the pandemic, Fauci and other health experts discouraged the general public from rushing out to buy masks because they were worried about shortages for health workers.

On Sunday, Trump sounded unperturbed by the health official’s protests about the ad. “They are indeed Dr. Fauci’s own words,” Trump said on Twitter.

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