However, just an hour before Trump would start his newsletter, CNN’s Fauci Jake Tapper told CNN that he wasn’t expecting to come to the president on Tuesday.
“I have not been invited so far,” said Fauci. “I assume I won’t be there because it will be in a short time and I’m still here at the NIH. So I guess I won’t be there. ‘
Fauci said he last spoke to Trump last week, which means he didn’t inform the president prior to Tuesday’s briefing.
Trump has maintained that he has a “very good” relationship with Fauci amid growing rumors of frayed ties between the veteran infectious disease expert and members of the administration. Trump said in a Fox News interview broadcast on Sunday that Fauci was “a bit of an alarmist.” That’s okay. A little alarming. ‘
Fauci said on Tuesday with Tapper: “I consider myself more of a realist than an alarmist. But other people do have their opinion. ‘