Trump said he decided against firing Fauci because he would have "taken heat" for it.
Trump and Fauci have often criticized each other for their differing approaches to the pandemic.
Former President Donald Trump said he did "pretty much the opposite" of what Dr. Anthony Fauci advised during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Trump made the comments in an interview on Friday with David Brody on Real America's Voice.
Trump said that while he "got along" with the doctor, he ignored his advice during the pandemic.
But if you think about it, I really did pretty much the opposite of whatever he said," Trump said.
Trump said that he made his own decisions about handling the pandemic, which was often at odds with Fauci's advice. »