President TrumpDonald John Trump Trump’s nomination will be held in private: the Graham report defends Trump on TikTok, supports the purchase of Microsoft The federal appeal court rejects the libel case of Stormy Daniels against Trump OTHER Saturday publicly declined Anthony FauciAnalysis of why the United States surged in coronavirus cases, arguing that the nation’s leading infectious disease expert was not explaining the United States’ test capability.
“Mistaken!” Trump said in a tweet that links to a video of Fauci’s Friday testimony before Congress.
In a hearing focused on the federal response to the global health crisis, Fauci said the United States was experiencing a much more serious recovery in coronavirus cases than European countries because many American states failed to close completely.
“If you look at what happened in Europe when they closed or closed or went to the shelter on the spot. … they really did it for about 95% of the country,” said Fauci.
Mistaken! We have more cases because we have tested far more than any other country, 60,000,000. If we tested less, there would be fewer cases. How did Italy, France and Spain do it? Now Europe has unfortunately exacerbations. Most of our governors have worked hard and smart. We will come back STRONG!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 1, 2020
“When you actually look at what we have done, even though we have closed, even if we have created many difficulties, we have functionally closed only about 50 percent, in the sense of the whole country,” he added.
Trump, who has repeatedly touted the United States’ test capability in the face of criticism, said in his Saturday tweet that the reason the country had such a high case count was because “we have tested far more than any other country. “.
“If we tested less, there would be fewer cases. How did Italy, France and Spain do? Unfortunately Europe now has exacerbations. Most of our governors have worked hard and smart. We will be STRONG again,” he said. said Trump.
The comments marked the latest case in which tensions between those in the White House and Jaws manifested themselves in the open. Several administration officials have publicly questioned Fauci’s health assessments, with White House commercial adviser Peter Navarro who wrote in USA Today last month that the American should treat the advice of health experts with skepticism.
Trump retweeted a message last week that Fauci “misled” the American people on a variety of issues, including the security of a controversial hydroxychloroquine drug. Fauci replied that he did not deceive the public about the pandemic.
As of Sunday morning, the United States had reported over 4.6 million cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus and approximately 154,000 deaths resulting from it, according to a database from Johns Hopkins University. A strong wave of infections in recent months has prompted many states to halt reopening plans and implement mask mandates.
Trump has continually cited the United States’ test capability as the reason for these waves. Health experts, including Fauci, however, said that an increase in cases cannot be explained by an increase in tests.
Fauci reiterated this point during his testimony on Friday, stating that the wave of cases was caused by several factors, including states that did not strictly “comply with the guidelines that the task force and the White House have put in place “when it started a gradual reopening.
Trump claimed to have a good relationship with Fauci, which polls have proven to be one of the most reliable rumors in the country talking about the health crisis.
“It has this high approval score, so why don’t I have a high approval score … compared to the virus?” Trump asked aloud at a White House press conference Monday.