A top ally just revealed the real reason Donald Trump didn’t fire Dr. Anthony Fauci

As the lockdowns and mask mandates dragged on in 2020, Donald Trump faced increasing calls to fire Dr. Anthony Fauci.

But Trump never pulled the trigger.

And this top ally just revealed the real reason Donald Trump didn’t fire Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Donald Trump’s former Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows, recently told Breitbart that Donald Trump did not fire Dr. Anthony Fauci before the November 3 election out of fear of the political fallout and the false claim that firing Dr. Fauci would prove he was not following the science.

“[Anthony Fauci] obviously had some allies within the West Wing,” Meadows told Breitbart Daily News podcast host Alex Marlow. “At the end of the day, I think there was a decision that — [given] his background with NIH and his insight — firing him right before a November 3rd election perhaps would send the wrong message that we’re not taking science seriously, which there was nothing further from the truth.”

But Dr. Fauci was the one promoting unscientific positions, such as lockdowns, school closures, and mask mandates.

Meadows explained that the Trump administration wanted to strike a balance between science and freedom, and between liberty and a functioning economy.

However, Dr. Anthony Fauci only wanted the American people to be locked in their homes with no end in sight.

As the former Chief of Staff explained, firing Fauci would have made him the issue as opposed to trying to reopen the economy as quickly as possible.

“We wanted science to dictate our decisions, but also, understand that freedom and liberty [were] something that needed to be preserved,” Meadows continued. “The lockdowns [and] ’15 days to slow the spread’ was very problematic, because we’re still in partial lockdowns across some of the country. [We were] balancing those out and trying to make sure that we didn’t make Dr. Fauci the issue as much as we made the policy the issue.”

Of course, Donald Trump and many of his allies regret opening the door to lockdowns by listening to Dr. Fauci and adopting his initial “15 days to slow the spread” strategy.

Firing Dr. Anthony Fauci would have corrected the biggest mistake of Donald Trump’s Presidency.

But hindsight is always 20/20.

So unfortunately, right now Americans are stuck having Dr. Anthony Fauci as the nation’s top medical advisor.

Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.