Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told Science magazine that he “can’t jump in front of the microphone” if President Trump says something incorrect during the White House’s coronavirus briefings.
Behind the scenes: “The next time they sit down with him and talk about what he’s going to say, they will say, by the way, Mr. President, be careful about this and don’t say that,” Fauci said.
What he’s saying: Fauci told Science that, though President Trump and he have disagreed “on some things,” the president does listen to him. “He goes his own way. He has his own style,” Fauci added. “But on substantive issues, he does listen to what I say.”