According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Donald Trump refuses to listen to his advice. Trump keeps shaking hands with people, going to meetings, and everything has to be repeated four or five times before he gets it.
White Houses’ top epidemiologist has been having a hard time trying to get Trump to understand just how serious the situation is. His reaction during one of the media briefings, when he facepalmed, has become a meme.
‘But I can’t jump in front of the microphone and push him down. OK, he said it. Let’s try and get it corrected for the next time.’
He also mentioned that Trump made some mistakes during his speeches, specifically when he accused China of not informing the world two or three months earlier, saying that it would be September.
‘The way it happened is that after he made that statement suggesting China could have revealed the discovery of a new coronavirus three to four months earlier], I told the appropriate people, it doesn’t comport, because two or three months earlier would have been September,’ Fauci said.
Fauci seems to be developing his own system of how to correct the President. “I don’t want to act like a tough guy, like I stood up to the president,” he said. “I just want to get the facts out. And instead of saying, ‘You’re wrong,’ all you need to do is continually talk about what the data are and what the evidence is.”