That’s Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious-diseases specialist, taking issue with President Trump’s tweet claiming the number of COVID-19 deaths constitutes “fake news”:
Here’s Fauci, making his case on ABC’s “This Week”:
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams also objected to Trump’s tweet, telling CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday that he has “no reason to doubt those numbers”:
Trump’s comments come as more than 350,000 people in the United States have died from the coronavirus disease COVID-19, according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins.