President Donald Trump has criticized Dr. Anthony Fauci and boasted about not listening to government experts while working out his response to the coronavirus.
In an interview with the former Fox News host Greta Van Susteren, the president said he disagreed with earlier comments from Fauci that the US was still “knee-deep in the first wave” of the coronavirus crisis.
The interview was for GrayTV, a US television network where Van Susteren is chief political analyst. It is due to be broadcast Sunday, but excerpts were published in advance by CBS News and The Guardian.
Fauci, the country’s top infectious-disease expert and a leading member of the White House coronavirus task force, on Monday described the state of the US outbreak as “really not good.”