President Trump Fires Back At Dr. Fauci Over NFL Restart, Still Says He’s Not Watching Football Due To Anthem Controversy

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President Trump isn’t seeing eye-to-eye with Dr. Tony Fauci right now over the NFL restart.

A few days ago Dr. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a member of the White House Coronavirus task force, told CNN that football players would need to be isolated in a bubble to prevent the spread of Covid-19 next season.

“Unless players are essentially in a bubble — insulated from the community and they are tested nearly every day — it would be very hard to see how football is able to be played this fall,” Fauci said. “If there is a second wave, which is certainly a possibility and which would be complicated by the predictable flu season, football may not happen this year.”

The NFL’s chief medical officer responded to Fauci on Thursday and said the league expects to move forward with the season as planned without a bubble.

On Friday morning, Trump tweeted that Fauci “has nothing to do with NFL Football” and that the league was going to restart the season with safety in mind. The President went on to say that despite supporting the NFL’s safety protocols he will not be watching football this season if they allow players to kneel during the anthem.

It’s still unclear how the NFL will handle a widespread Covid-19 outbreak within the league in the fall but we’ll have to wait and see what happens.