Dr. Anthony Fauci on Thursday admitted to sometimes feeling "uncomfortable" during the Trump administration and described the ability to now speak honestly and openly as "liberating." Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert and President Biden's chief medical adviser, made the remarks during his first White House press briefing under Biden. He promised the new administration will make all of its decisions "based on science and evidence," while noting he "got in trouble sometimes" for his honesty under former President Donald Trump. Fauci was known to contradict Trump's rosier or scientifically baseless comments about the COVID-19 pandemic, drawing the president's ire. "One of the new things in this administration is if you don't know the answer, don't guess," Fauci said. "Just say you don't know the answer."

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