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Anthony Fauci ‘stunned’ Trump was booed when he announced his COVID booster

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Infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci said on Sunday he was “stunned” and “dismayed” when former President Donald Trump was booed earlier this month after revealing at an event that he had received his COVID-19 recall.

Fauci also gave Trump scant praise and encouraged him to continue speaking out in favor of vaccinations to fight the pandemic.

“I was a little dismayed when former President Trump came out and made that statement, and his supporters booed him. I was stunned by this, “White House chief medical adviser Jonathan Karl told ABC” This Week.

“Considering his popularity with this group, the fact that they boo him (…) tells me how reluctant they are to be told what they should do,” he said. he adds.

Trump “continuing to say that people should get vaccinated and explaining that to them, in my mind, is a good thing,” Fauci said. “I hope he will continue.”

Fauci also warned of the ongoing “rapid spread” of “this extraordinary omicron variant” of COVID-19 and its risk of overwhelming hospitals.

While hospitalization and death rates appear to be much lower than in the last wave, the “absolute volume” of cases may become so large that a heavy toll – especially among the unvaccinated – could nonetheless be large. he noted.

Trump revealed he received a COVID booster during a live appearance in Dallas a week ago with former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, who pointed out that both men were vaccinated.

The day after the Dallas event, Trump told conservative talk show host Candace Owens, “If you take the vaccine, you are protected. The results of the vaccine are very good. If you get [COVID-19], it is a very minor form. People don’t die when they get vaccinated.

Trump has since been viciously attacked by some of his most ardent supporters.

Far-right InfoWars host Alex Jones issued an “emergency Christmas Day warning” to Trump. “You are either completely ignorant … or you are one of the most evil men who have ever lived … What you said to Candace Owens is nothing but a series of dirty lies” , he said on his show.

Check out Fauci’s full interview on ABC News in the music video above. Trump’s recall revelation arrives at 10:35 a.m.

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