Fauci ‘absolutely not' surprised President Trump contracted coronavirus

Elias Hubbard
October 19, 2020

When I saw that on TV I said (face palms with both hands) 'oh my goodness.' Nothing good can come out of that.

Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, said, "I was anxious that he was going to get sick when I saw him in a completely precarious situation of crowded - no separation between people, and nearly nobody wearing a mask", speaking of the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett at the White House on September 26. "Nothing good can come out of that, that's got to be a problem, '" he said.

Fauci said during an interview on CBS' "60 Minutes" that was aired on Sunday, "I was anxious that he was going to get sick when I saw him in a completely precarious situation of crowded - no separation between people, and nearly nobody wearing a mask". Around 12 have tested positive for coronavirus after attending the ceremony.

Fauci, added, however, that the restrictions have not been "consistent".

His comments came as USA recorded 8,154,936 Covid-19 cases and 219,674 fatalities, the two highest tallies across the globe, ahead of the 3 November Presidential Election 2020.

Experts said the president misinterpreted the data, according to an ABC News report, and health officials maintain that people should wear masks in public where social distancing is not possible.

When asked if he finds it ironic that the president, who has not always consistently followed the advice of public health officials, appears to have been made better by science, Fauci said "I don't think it's ironic".

Fauci has recently criticized Trump's rallies for the same reasons he thought the Rose Garden event was a bad idea, and on Sunday, he contradicted a claim Trump repeatedly makes at those rallies, saying that we're "rounding the corner" in our fight against COVID-19. "If he didn't, he would not have entrusted his health to the very competent physicians at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center", Fauci said about Trump's recent visit to the hospital to receive treatment for Covid. He also posed for a mask-less photo-op on the White House balcony, sending a message to his supporters that he was not afraid of the disease.

"Don't be afraid of Covid".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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