Five months into a global pandemic which has killed more than 130,000 Americans, the long-simmering tensions between President Donald Trump and the health experts who staff his government have escalated from private griping to shrugging disagreement to now open dispute.
Donald Trump now in dispute with U.S health officials
According to CNN sources at health agencies say, there is a new sense of demoralization as they continue their attempts to fight the virus while trying to navigating around President Trump; who they claim who has shown little interest or understanding of their work.
Now it seems Trump does not trust nor follow the advice of experts such as Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease specialist, is hardly new.
President Trump has not attended a meeting of his coronavirus task force in months and recently its sessions have been held outside the White House, including on Wednesday at the headquarters of the Department of Education.
Fauci was told to participate in the meeting remotely by videoconference, preventing him from participating in a midday task force press briefing.