President Trump hinted during his final campaign rally late Sunday evening that he might fire Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert after Election Day.
President Trump for the first time publicly criticized White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx for taking “the bait and hit us” in regards to her response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) criticism, calling it “pathetic.”
President Trump said the White House Coronavirus Task Force “will continue on indefinitely,” but may “add or subtract” officials as it shifts its focus on reopening the U.S. economy.
Vice President Mike Pence told reporters on Tuesday that the White House is in “preliminary discussions” about plans to wind down the coronavirus task force and shift the public health response management to federal agencies by as early as June.
The White House has canceled Monday night Coronavirus Task Force daily press briefing scheduled for Monday evening, the third straight day in a row since the pandemic began.
President Trump and members of his Coronavirus Task Force held a press briefing on the coronavirus at the White House Wednesday evening.