Dr. Fauci says his inclusion in Trump COVID-19 ad was misleading

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In over four decades of service, Fauci told CNN, he has ‘never publicly endorsed any political candidate.’

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at NIH, testifies on Capitol Hill. (Photo by Graeme Jennings- Pool/Getty Images)

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is blasting the campaign to reelect President Donald Trump for taking his words out of context for a new commercial. 

“In my nearly five decades of public service, I have never publicly endorsed any political candidate. The comments attributed to me without my permission in the GOP campaign ad were taken out of context from a broad statement I made months ago about the efforts of federal public health officials,” Fauci said exclusively in a statement to CNN when asked if he agreed to be featured in the commercial.

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In the ad, titled “Carefully,” Fauci is seen saying, “I can’t imagine that … anybody could be doing more.” The clip, which appears to endorse the president’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, was taken from an interview with…



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