Fauci: Trump Campaign Took Me Out Of Context In Ad
CNN EXCLUSIVE: FAUCI SAYS HE WAS TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT IN NEW TRUMP CAMPAIGN AD TOUTING CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE
(CNN) – A new political ad makes it sounds like Dr. Anthony Fauci is praising president Trump’s response to the pandemic.
Fauci says the ad takes him out of context and that he’s not endorsing any political candidate.
The infectious diseases expert says the Trump campaign is quoting him without his permission.
The new ad airing in Michigan features Fauci during a Fox News interview in March.
It shows him saying, “I can’t imagine that anybody could be doing more.”
Fauci says he was talking about the coronavirus task force’s around-the-clock coronavirus response seven months ago.
He explains he was not referring to president Trump’s overall handling of the pandemic.
In a tweet, president Trump is responding to Fauci’s complaint about being taken out of context.
He says the quotation uses Fauci’s own words.
Trump adds that he thinks his team has done a phenomenal job with the pandemic.