Is it real or is it Memorex? For those of you old enough to understand that analogy, we can say with all certainty that in this case, the story is absolutely real.
Five years ago today, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases “Dr.” Anthony Fauci predicted that there was “no doubt” the former President Donald Trump’s administration would be faced with “challenges” “in the arena of infectious diseases.”
If you own a calendar and have a sense of history, Fauci made these claims a little over a week before Trump was inaugurated on January 20, 2017.
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“The thing we’re extraordinarily confident about is that we are going to see [an outbreak] in the next few years,” Fauci said towards the end of his speech during at Georgetown University Medical Center on January 10, 2017.
Fauci was also noted as saying that there’s “no doubt” the Trump administration would be “faced with the challenges their predecessors were faced with.”
In an ironic twist, even the left-leaning USA Today couldn't debunk Fauci's statements because he literally said what he said above.
For Fauci’s full speech from 2017, watch below:
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