Dr Fauci talks on the Threats He Faced Working For Trump

Dr. Anthony Fauci,  Chief Medical adviser and the United States’ top infectious disease expert for Joe Biden’s  has opened up on how hard it was working for Trump. He also revealed that he faced so many death threats and last year he opened a letter that was filled with a “puff of powder.” While the substance later turned out to be benign, he said he feared it was either lethal anthrax or ricin. In a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times, Fauci, the longtime director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, stated his relief at now working for Biden and said despite the enormous political pressure he faced from Trump he never considered retiring. Detailing his experience, Fauci said when he opened the letter, a powder immediately covered his face and chest. His beefed-up security detail, which was brought on after he began receiving threats , advised Fauci to stay still before a hazmat team “sprayed him down.” “It was a benign nothing,” Fauci said of the substance found in the envelope. “But it was frightening. My wife and my children were more disturbed than I was. I looked at it somewhat fatalistically. It had to be one of three things: A hoax. Or anthrax, which meant I’d have to go on Cipro for a month. Or if it was ricin , I was dead, so bye-bye.” Fauci said he began receiving death threats on March 28 last year, not long after Trump gave him a high-profile role in the fight against COVID-19. Fauci and Trump often seemed at odds during the former president’s final year in office as Trump was unhappy with Fauci’s science-driven approach to the pandemic. Fauci said Trump would sometimes call him after he gave an interview, asking why he didn’t provide a more “positive” outlook on the pandemic . Other advisers, like former chief of staff Mark Meadows, would call Fauci to ask why he had contradicted the president, according to the NY[…]

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Trump leaves the White House

The Outgoing US President Donald Trump has left the White House today, January 20, 2021. Trump took off from the lawn of the White House in the company of his wife Melania. The helicopter which conveyed the President took him around the premises of the White House to give him a final view before arriving at Joint Base Andrews. The event took place ahead of the inauguration of incoming President Joe Biden and incoming Vice President Kamala Harris. Biden who defeated Trump at the US presidential election of November 3, 2020, will be sworn-in today at 17:00 GMT. The event will not be attended by Trump who continues to maintain his claim that the election was stolen from him The inauguration will, however, be graced by the outgoing Vice President Mike Pence, Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell and other GOP leaders.

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Trump will be remembered as worst president in history

American actor and former governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has declared Donald Trump the “worst president ever” as he compared the Capitol riots to the Night of Broken Glass. On Sunday, the Terminator star released a scathing video slamming Trump supporters who stormed the US Capitol on January 6, in an attempt to disrupt Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s election win. Discussing his childhood in Austria, Schwarzenegger said that he had grown up with the lasting impact of Kristallnacht, which he described as “a night of rampage against the Jews carried out in 1938 by the Nazi equivalent of the Proud Boys”. “Wednesday was the Day of Broken Glass right here in the United States but the mob did not just shatter the windows of the Capitol. They shattered the ideas we took for granted [and] trampled the very principles on which our country was founded,” he said. Warning that Americans must be “aware of the dire consequences of selfishness and cynicism”, Schwarzenegger then turned his attention to Trump. “He sought a coup by misleading people with lies,” he said. “President Trump is a failed leader. He will go down in history as the worst president ever. The good thing is he will soon be as irrelevant as an old tweet.” Trump was permanently banned from Twitter on January 8, with the social media platform saying there was a “risk of further incitement of violence” if it let him continue to use their platform. Elsewhere in the video, Schwarzenegger criticised those in the Republican party, of which he is a member, who “enabled [Trump’s] lies and his treachery”, quoting Teddy Roosevelt: “Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president.” He concluded the video by wishing President elect joe Biden“great success” when he takes office.

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Biden urges Senate to focus on priorities amidst Trump Impeachment

The US President-elect Joe Biden delivered remarks in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 7, 2020, after being declared the winner of the US presidential election.  President-elect Joe Biden urged the Senate to address the priorities of his agenda even as it dealt with the second impeachment of Donald Trump. In his first comments on the impeachment, President elect Biden said the US is saddled with the coronavirus pandemic and an ailing economy, and he needs the Senate to approve his cabinet choices swiftly so the new administration can get to work after he takes office January 20. “I hope that the Senate leadership will find a way to deal with their Constitutional responsibilities on impeachment while also working on the other urgent business of this nation,” Biden said in a statement.

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Biden leads in Pennsylvania

Democrat Joe Biden has taken the lead in key battleground state Pennsylvania, where a victory for the former vice president would push him past the threshold of electoral votes needed to win the White House, US media said Thursday. More ballots are yet to be counted, but shortly before 1400 GMT, CNN and The New York Times reported that Biden had moved ahead of incumbent President Donald Trump by more than 5,500 votes. Biden currently has at least 253 electoral votes. The magic number is 270. If he wins Pennsylvania — a state won by Trump in 2016 — and its 20 electoral votes, he would pass that threshold. Biden is also currently in the lead in key states Georgia and Nevada.          

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