Fauci says he was 'absolutely not' surprised Trump got coronavirus after Rose Garden event | TheHill
Dr. Anthony Fauci Anthony FauciUS records more than 70,000 new COVID-19 cases in one day, reaching midsummer levels COVID-19 surge prompts warnings that anticipated 'third wave' is now here New Trump ad features multiple clips of president wearing mask MORE, a member of the White House's COVID-19 response team, said in a new interview that he was not surprised that President Trump Donald John TrumpLatest Mnuchin-Pelosi call produces 'encouraging news on testing' for stimulus package China warns it will detain American nationals following DOJ prosecution of Chinese scholars: report Musician John Fogerty issues cease and desist over Trump use of 'Fortunate Son' MORE was sickened with coronavirus after seeing him and others maskless at a White House event for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett Amy Coney BarrettWashington flooded with Women's March protesters ahead of Barrett confirmation vote Appeals court upholds Kentucky abortion law requiring clinics to have transfer agreements with hospitals Liberals should embrace Trump's Supreme Court nominee MORE.
Fauci, who is the nation's top infectious disease expert, told CBS News in an interview that images he saw of the event alarmed him even before it was revealed that numerous attendees had tested positive for the virus. He worried that numerous people would be infected, he said.
"Were you surprised that President Trump got sick?" asked CBS's Dr. Jon LaPook.
"Absolutely not," Fauci responded. "I was worried that he was going to get sick when I saw him in a completely precarious situation of crowded, no separation between ...
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