The former President’s statement read: “Based on their interviews, I felt it was time to speak up about Dr Fauci and Dr Birx, two self-promoters trying to reinvent history to cover up their bad instincts and faulty recommendations, which I fortunately almost always overturned.”
He claimed the pair had “bad policy decisions” which would have put “millions of lives at risk”.
Mr Trump added: “We developed American vaccines by an American President in record time, nine months, which is saving the entire world.
Dr Birx added how “all the rest of” the surges “in my mind, could have been mitigated or decreased substantially” if the previous administration acted differently.
Dr Fauci also appeared in the CNN documentary COVID WAR: The Pandemic Doctors Speak Out.
He took credit for the quick development of the Covid jab, which Mr Trump disputed in his statement.
Dr Fauci said: “When I saw what happened in New York City, almost overrunning of our health care system, it was like, ‘Oh my goodness.
“And that’s when it became very clear that the decision we made on January the 10th — to go all out and develop a vaccine — may have been the best decision that I’ve ever made with regard to an intervention as director of the institute.”