Dr. Anthony Fauci has stated that he will resign as the nation’s top infectious disease authority in 2024, regardless of who is elected to the White House. Fauci had previously stated that he would resign if former President Donald Trump was re-elected in 2024, but in a recent interview with Neil Cavuto on Fox News, he indicated that he will resign regardless of the outcome.
Cavuto asked Fauci, “You’ve dealt with COVID under this administration and the prior administration, would you continue serving that role if the prior president, Donald Trump, returns to the White House?” Fauci responded, saying, “Well, I’m not going to get involved in any politics about who is or is not going in the White House,” adding that, by the time that happens, I think I won’t be around, no matter who the president is.”
Fauci explained, “I’m not done yet, but you’re talking about a few years from now. And I don’t foresee that I will be doing this a few years from now.” He continued, “I have been doing this now for 38 years. It will be over 40 years if I wait that long.” Fauci previously stated that Trump’s approach to the epidemic was “less than optimal,” but that history will be the ultimate judge of the president. In October 2021, polls showed that a narrow majority of Americans wanted Fauci to retire.