President Trump surprised the nation’s leading infectious disease expert with some praise for his past basketball career.
A reporter asked Fauci if either he or Deborah Birx, the response coordinator for the White House coronavirus task force, had received any threats or been given a security detail. Fauci deferred to the inspector general of the Department of Health and Human Services before President Trump jumped in.
“Everybody loves him,” the president said. “They’d be in big trouble if they ever attacked. You know, he was a great basketball player. Did anybody know that?”