In a Georgia rally, former President Barack Obama went on the attack against President Trump for his threat to fire Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the country’s leading infectious-disease expert, after the election. “Last night on his COVID-19 spreader tour... he's like a carrier, because he cares more about having big crowds than he does about keeping people safe... he told his supporters he would fire Dr Fauci after the election." He pleaded with the crowd, "Georgia, you deserve better than this." Dr. Fauci was appointed director of NIAID in 1984. He oversees a $5.9 billion budged of basic and applied research to prevent, diagnose, and treat established infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, respiratory infections, diarrheal diseases, tuberculosis, malaria, Ebola, Zika, and Covid-19. Fauci also supports research on transplantation and immune-related illnesses, including autoimmune disorders, asthma and allergies. He was awarded the Presidential medal of Freedom by a Republican president, George W. Bush, and has bipartisan support in Congress. But Fauci is not holding hack on his criticism for Trump's handling of the virus, “We’re in for a whole lot of hurt. It’s not a good situation,” he said, “All the stars are aligned in the wrong place as you go into the fall and winter season, with people congregating at home indoors. You could not possibly be positioned more poorly.” Legally, Trump can't fire Fauci directly. He would have to pressure one of Fauci’s bosses, like Dr. Francis Collins or Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, to do it for him. Fauci’s scientific legacy is nothing short of extraordinary, making the timing of such a firing very political. United States is reporting over 94,000 new cases of coronavirus as of November 3 (Election Day) with 98.1% survival rate. Trump became even more unhappy with Fauci's words to The Washington Post over the weekend, as Fauci cautioned the U.S. will have to deal with “a whole lot of hurt” in the weeks ahead due to "surging coronavirus cases" and "the U.S. could not possibly be positioned more poorly to stem rising cases as more people gather indoors during the colder fall and winter months." He urged for “abrupt change” in public health precautions. Fauci even said that he believed Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden “is taking it seriously from a public health perspective,” while Trump is “looking at it from a different perspective.” An AP poll revealed that 68% of Americans have a "great or fair amount of trust" in Fauci.