President Trump has been asked why Dr.Anthony Fauci, who works for his administration, had a high approval rating for handling the coronavirus, but Trump himself does not. “It can only be my personality,” the president said.
“I have a very good relationship with Dr Fauci,” Trump said during a White House coronavirus briefing on Tuesday. “I agree with a lot of what he said. “
Trump said “for the most part” his administration did what Fauci recommended.
“He has this high approval rating – so why don’t I have a high approval rating, and the administration, for the virus?” Trump continued. He praised the administration’s work on testing, PPE supplies, and ventilator production.
” Nobody loves Me. It can only be my personality. That’s all, ”said the president.
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Last week, Fauci praised President Trump’s more subdued tone with the virus, after the president began wearing a mask in public and called off Jacksonville, Fla .’s part of the Republican National Convention.
“It’s no secret in the White House what my colleagues and I think about the whole crowd gathering issue. I believe he and other members of the White House have heard us talk about this, so hopefully this might influence the decision, “Fauci told” America’s Newsroom. ”
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“Not only a decision on this, but as you can see the president decided to wear a mask and therefore recommend it I think we are going in a positive direction in this regard,” said Fauci.
Joshua Nelson of Fox News contributed to this report.