Earlier the President retweeted a post calling for the resignation of the country’s chief epidemiologist.
“This media chatter is ridiculous. President Trump is not firing Dr. Fauci,” White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley said. “Dr. Fauci was and remains a trusted adviser to President Trump.”
On Sunday, Trump retweeted a post by a former Republican Congressional candidate who criticized the epidemiologist’s comments from a Sunday TV interview, accompanying them with the words “it’s time to fire Fauci.”
Fauci, 79, has been the head Of the Institute for the study of allergic and infectious diseases since 1984.