Donald Trump is now openly campaigning against following the science during a pandemic
President Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Georgia (screengrab).

President Donald Trump on Friday escalated his war on science during a campaign rally in Macon, Georgia.

Trump suggested he would ignore the advice of Dr. Tony Fauci if he were advised to close down America -- and bashed Joe Biden for saying he would follow the science.

"But Biden will close your classrooms and you know that," Trump alleged.

"He actually said the other day he'll follow science. So that means if Fauci says 'close up the country,' he's gonna close up the country? It's not going to happen," Trump said.