Trump acknowledges that “two or three weeks ago I would not have said that I am going to win, now I do”
The president of the United States, Donald Trump, admitted this Monday to his campaign team that several weeks ago he had doubts about his possible victory in the face of the presidential elections on November 3.
Trump, who has asserted during a videoconference that “they are going to win”, has nevertheless expressed that “it is something that he would not have said two or three weeks ago.” The New York magnate’s words come now that polls on voting intention predict defeat, especially after he was hospitalized for contracting COVID-19.
The Democratic candidate, Joe Biden, has a nine point advantage, according to data from RealClearPolitics. Polls also place the former US vice president as the main winner in the ‘hinge’ or ‘swing states’, which are of great importance when it comes to resolving the outcome of the elections in favor of one or the other candidate.
Trump, however, has stressed that the results of a survey indicate that he would take over the state of Michigan. For the president, his current situation is “the best he has ever had in a campaign.” “In the first one I was losing until the last day,” he has settled.
Attacks on Fauci
On the other hand, this Monday Trump has again attacked the government’s main scientist, Anthony Fauci, suggesting that the epidemiological person in charge of the White House crisis team on the coronavirus is an “idiot.” “People are tired of covid,” Trump told his campaign team in a phone call accessed by various US media.
“People say, ‘Leave us alone.’ They are tired. People are tired of listening to Fauci and all these idiots, “said the president, according to press reports. “That guy is a mess,” he added. The pandemic has killed nearly 220,000 people in the United States.
“He’s been here for about 500 years,” Trump complained about Fauci, 79, who is recognized worldwide for his work as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), located outside Washington.
“If we listened to him, we would have 700,000 or 800,000 deaths,” said the Republican president during the call, before stating that it would be counterproductive to fire him before the presidential elections on November 3. This latest attack by the president on the popular Fauci has elicited a lively reaction from Republican Senator Lamar Alexander.
«Dr. Fauci is one of the most distinguished public servants in our country. He has served six presidents, starting with Ronald Reagan, “Alexander tweeted. “If more Americans listened to their advice, we would have fewer COVID-19 cases and it would be safer to go back to school, go back to work and go out to eat.”
A week ago, Fauci expressed dissatisfaction with the use of his images in a Trump campaign ad on coronavirus. “In my nearly five decades of public service, I have never publicly supported any political candidate,” replied the immunologist, saying that his statements on the video were taken out of context.
At various points during the response to the pandemic, Fauci has clarified or corrected Trump’s public comments on the development of treatments and vaccines for COVID-19.
The tone between them in numerous has become tense, as in April when Trump retweeted a post that contained the hashtag #FireFauci (Fire Fauci), before assuring the American people that “Tony” was doing a great job.
The tone between them on numerous occasions has become strained, as in April, when Trump retweeted a post containing the tag FireFauci, to demand Fauci, before assuring the American people that