Joked Of Replacing Harris With Fauci
View Source | September 6, 2023 9:32 am
- President Biden liked to joke during the height of the pandemic that controversial ex-COVID czar Anthony Fauci could replace Kamala Harris as his No. 2, a bombshell new book says.
- As Biden’s team scrambled to tackle the coronavirus in 2021, the president would quip during meetings that his then-White House chief medical adviser should sit in the vice president’s chair.
- “When the president assembled his COVID team, he would jokingly direct Anthony Fauci to sit in the vice president’s chair,” according to “The Last Politician” by Franklin Foer — who says he had “unparalleled access to the tight inner circle of advisers who have surrounded Biden for decades.”
- For his part, Fauci “struggled to contain his exuberance” about working with Biden, says the book, which went on sale Tuesday.
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