‘Fire Fauci’: Trump suggests sacking US virus expert after crowd chants

US President Donald Trump has suggested he may fire leading infectious disease expert, Dr Anthony Fauci, after the election.

He made the remark after the crowd chanted “Fire Fauci” during Sunday night’s Florida rally.

The president and Dr Fauci have often clashed on the government’s approach to the coronavirus pandemic.

But Dr Fauci is a career civil servant, so it would be quite difficult for Trump to fire him the way he has his political appointees.