Trump and Fauci: America's future hangs on this delicate relationship

The coronavirus pandemic has created an unlikely pairing as a fearful nation looks to the two men to save it from further disaster Coronavirus – live US updates Live global updates See all our coronavirus coverage As the Aids crisis accelerated in the 1980s, Donald Trump, then building his brand as a boldface name in the New York City tabloids, reacted with paranoia, ruthlessness and bigotry. When his bosom friend and mentor Roy Cohn contracted the virus, Trump “dropped him like a hot potato”, Cohn’s secretary has said . Trump told dinner guests that following Cohn’s final visit to his Mar-a-Lago resort, “I had to spend a fortune to fumigate all the dishes and silverware”. The Associated Press reported in 1991 that Trump “asks women to take an Aids test at his doctor’s office before he wines and dines them”. Continue reading...