Trump dismisses any rift with coronavirus expert Dr. Anthony Fauci

President Trump on Tuesday downplayed any rift with Dr. Anthony Fauci, a member of the White House coronavirus task force who didn’t participate in the administration’s briefing on Monday, saying he and the infectious disease expert are “fine.”

“I respect all of these great people,” he told Fox News during a virtual town hall from the White House, referring to the doctors and experts on the task force. “And Tony is extraordinary.”

Trump said members of the group aren’t required to attend every briefing because “they have other things to do.”