Trump, who has often disagreed with Fauci publicly, suggested early on Monday he might fire him after the election.
"In this election, he's been saying he might declare victory before all the votes have been counted. Well, that's just what he did on this virus. And how'd that turn out?" Obama added.
BARACK OBAMA: What's Trump's closing argument right now? You know, last night on his COVID-spreader tour-- he's going around spreading COVID. He's like a carrier because he cares more about having big crowds than he does about keeping people safe. He told his supporters, don't tell anybody but he's going to fire Dr. Fauci after the election.
So just in case you were worried that Trump had been taking COVID too seriously, he's now-- he's stated publicly he's going to fire the one person in the administration-- a carryover, was also the [? president ?] when I was in there, helped me deal with Ebola and H1N1, was one the people who was at the front lines of dealing with HIV/AIDS, one of the world's leading experts on infectious disease, one of the few people in this administration who's been taking this seriously all along. And what did he say? His second-term plan is to fire that guy.
I mean, they've already said they're not going to contain the pandemic. Now they want to fire the one person who could actually help them contain the pandemic.
So, Georgia, if you think they've done a bad job at managing COVID so far, basically what they're telling you now is you ain't seen nothing yet. Trump's saying he might-- you know, in this election he's been saying he might declare victory before all the votes have been counted. Well, that's just what he did on this virus, and how'd that turn out?