Host Chuck Todd asked Giroir, the testing coordinator at the Department of Health and Human Services, about a Washington Post report that Fauci had argued that states with spikes should close again.
Giroir said he did not “think we should close” – “at least in most places in the country”, but suggested that Americans “avoid bars” and “wear a mask in public”.
Trump said last week that Fauci, the country’s best infectious disease expert, “made a lot of mistakes.”
“Dr. Fauci is a nice man, but he made a lot of mistakes,” Trump told Sean Hannity of Fox News. “Many of them said not to wear a mask, not to wear a mask. Now they say they are wearing a mask. Lots of mistakes have been made, lots of mistakes. ”
Giroir also said that the White House coronavirus task force is openly discussing all options, saying members are sidelined if they have opposing views.
“I just want to put it to rest. There is a full, open and honest discussion within the working group. The task force meets three to four times a week, “he said, adding that Vice President Pence calls him regularly.
“I feel absolutely free to say anything to the Vice President in these rooms. The vice-president, I know, informs the president daily. So no one feels that something is being held back. We all view this as a serious crisis. Science must guide policy. And that’s how it is, ”said Giroir.