McEnany: ‘Fauci Is One Member Of A Team,’ and His Viewpoint is Given to President Trump
With reports circling about President Trump and infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci’s strained relationship, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany explained the situation on “Fox and Friends” Monday morning.
Fauci represents one singular viewpoint in the entire task force, McEnany said. He is tasked with looking at matters from a public health standpoint while other members weigh the economic and social impacts of lockdowns and rules.
“The point of the task force is to be a whole of government look at what is best for this country,” McEnany said. “Dr. Fauci is one member of a team, but rest assured his viewpoint is represented and the information gets to the President through the task force.”
The Press Secretary cited Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services for Mental Health and Substance Use, as another member who evaluates the risks of lockdowns with issues like increased suicide and drug overdoses.
The different members have unique perspectives and should be looked at wholistically, instead of just looking at one member’s opinion on the information they have been studying.
Monday’s interview follows reports last week that the President has sidelined Fauci and not been briefed personally by him in two months. McEnany said the information Fauci provides is put before the President, through other Task Force members.