Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Briefing Room, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, in Washington, as Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, listens. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Looks like Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of NIAID and one of the main faces for the administration in the fight against the Wuhan coronavirus, has gotten a little bit of a taste of what President Donald Trump has had to deal with in relation to the media.
The media during the briefing on Wednesday were just out of their mind with crazy questions.
One even asked the President “how many deaths were acceptable” to him, as my colleague Sister Toldjah reported.
Trump's response after a reporter asks him how many Wuhan coronavirus deaths are acceptable to him: "How many? None. How many deaths are acceptable to me? None. If that’s your question."
What kind of stupid question is that? pic.twitter.com/JnnF7VyCrb
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) March 25, 2020
That’s definitely a “when did you stop beating your wife” kind of a question. Who asks that of a president trying to deal with a pandemic?
Trump’s used to them at this point but you could tell that ridiculous question took him a little by surprise; he had to repeat it to make sure he heard it right.
Now Fauci is generally very smooth and good with the media.
But even he lost his patience with them today.
Even Dr. Fauci has reached his limit with the Fake News….
— Kelly Sadler (@KellyRiddell) March 25, 2020
President Donald Trump then said, “Welcome to the team” recognizing that now he gets what Trump and the others have had to put up with.
No wonder he lost patience with reporters. It isn’t his job to offer political opinion, that’s for Trump to offer. He’s there to give the scientific information and public health response.