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dr. Fauci takes a thinly veiled swipe at Trump and GOP during college speech

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dr. Anthony Fauci has taken thinly veiled swipes at Donald Trump and the GOP in a college opening speech, days after he said he would stay out of politics.

Fauci, the chief medical adviser to the Biden administration, delivered the keynote address Friday at the opening ceremony of the City College of New York in Harlem, the capital of the United States. New York Post reported.

The climax of his speech was a denunciation of “the normalization of falsehoods” that seemed to reflect widespread criticism of Republicans, especially Trump.

“It is abundantly clear that we are experiencing a growing division in our nation, fueled by a blatant devaluation of the truth,” Fauci said in his address.

Fauci, the chief medical adviser to the Biden administration, delivered the keynote address Friday at the opening ceremony of the City College of New York in Harlem.

“While genuine differences or ideologies are part of a healthy society, we increasingly hear, read and see bizarre statements and statements that are supported by deliberate distortions of reality,” he continued.

“Crafts, conspiracy theories and outright lies are becoming commonplace of radical fringe groups and of people you hope would know better – and you know who they are,” he added, laughing and getting applause from the audience.

“Yet parts of our society have become increasingly accustomed to such untruths, while outrage and dissent against this alarming trend are relatively muted and regularly castigated,” he continued.

Earlier this week, 81-year-old Fauci said he plans to resign from government posts by the 2024 presidential election, regardless of who runs or wins.

“Well, I’m not going to get involved in politics about who goes into the White House or not,” he said in an interview with Fox News.

Nevertheless, his ostensibly political jabs during the opening speech were well received by the students in the audience, according to the Post

The climax of Fauci's speech was a denunciation of

The climax of Fauci’s speech was a denunciation of “the normalization of falsehoods” that seemed to reflect the widespread criticism of Republicans, especially Trump.

Fauci's remark that 'you know who they are' caused laughter and applause from the audience

Fauci’s remark that ‘you know who they are’ caused laughter and applause from the audience

Graduate Daisy Pinos, 24, told the outlet, “I think it was a bold and proper move on Fauci’s part to speak about that and shed that light on it during our graduation.”

“He definitely has the right audience here and he knew it,” she added.

Fauci has been director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984, a notable tenure that has spanned seven different presidential administrations.

During Trump’s tenure, the tension between the doctor and the politician was hardly hidden, and it was widely expected that if Trump had won a second term, Fauci would have been evicted.

Biden’s chief medical adviser was reportedly sidelined by the Trump White House, rarely appeared in press conferences and did not conduct interviews with major news outlets.

Fauci can be seen at Friday's opening ceremony for City College in Harlem

Fauci can be seen at Friday’s opening ceremony for City College in Harlem

Graduation seniors celebrate City College commencement ceremony on Friday

Graduation seniors celebrate City College commencement ceremony on Friday

He often resorted to spreading his message about COVID through local news interviews and podcasts.

Meanwhile, Trump expressed his displeasure with Fauci, at one point calling him an “idiot” and considering firing him publicly.

Speak with CNNJim Acosta last month, Fauci said he would likely step down before serving as a Trump adviser again.

“If Trump were to return to the White House as president and COVID still poses a threat or if there was another public health emergency, would you have confidence in his ability to deal with a pandemic of this nature? ? Would you like to stay at your post?’ Acosta asked Fauci.

“Well, no to the second question,” Fauci replied between nervous laughter.

“The first question, if you look at the history of the response during the administration, I think you can say at best it wasn’t optimal.”

He continued: ‘And I think only history will speak for itself. I don’t need to say anything more about that, it’s not productive.’

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