President Donald Trump on Tuesday discussed medical expert Anthony Fauci’s high approval rating and jokingly said “no one likes me” as he stands in his standing with voters to combat the coronavirus virus epidemic Struggles to improve.
“It can only be my personality,” Trump said.
Fauci, an infectious disease specialist on Trump’s coronovirus task force, is one of the most trusted people in government and many Americans listened carefully to his advice on how to protect themselves from infection.
On the other hand, Trump has criticized him for dealing with the epidemic, threatening him to defeat Democrat Joe Biden in the November 3 presidential election.
Fauci’s topic surfaced at a press conference where Trump defended his support for the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a defense against the virus. Trump said he felt the drug was working “at an early stage”.
Most public health experts say that hydroxychloroquine should not be used to treat coronovirus as it may cause heart and other problems.
The US Food and Drug Administration last month revoked the authorization of its emergency use for hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of COVID-19, as several studies doubted its effectiveness.
Trump said that he and others in his administration deserved Plowdits to deal with the virus, not just Fauci and another key member of the task force, Deborah Birks.
“He has been working with our administration and for the most part we have done a lot, which he and others, Dr. Birks and others, have recommended, which is terrible. And he has got this high approval rating . So I don’t have a high. The approval rating and the administration regarding the virus? We should have a very high (approval rating), “Trump said.
“So it seems that this is curious, a man works for us, and yet they are of high opinion and no one likes me. It can only be my personality,” he said.
The recent rise in US deaths and infections has aroused early hopes that the country was worsted by a crisis that reduced businesses and forced millions of Americans out of work. Four US states in the South and West reported one-day records of coronavirus deaths on Tuesday. The national death count is around 150,000.
Fauci has been the subject of debate within the White House for months because he is quite clear about where he agrees and disagrees with the president.
Trump has repeatedly said that Fauci advised him not to cease travel with China, where the outbreak began, earlier this year when the scope of the epidemic was not yet clear, and he advised Did not accept
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows publicly tricked Trump’s trade adviser Peter Navarro into attacking Fauci by writing an opinion.
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