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Top US Health Official Pushes Back on Claims He Diverges From Trump

One of the top health officials in the nation pushed back on a notion promoted by some media outlets that he has fundamental differences from President Donald Trump in how to deal with the new CCP virus.

The Epoch Times refers to the novel coronavirus as the CCP virus, which causes a disease called COVID-19, because the Chinese Communist Partys coverup and mishandling allowed the virus to spread throughout China and create a global pandemic.

Asked about reporters repeatedly asking him about possible differences of opinion, Dr. Anthony Fauci said he wished it would stop.

“The idea of just pitting one against the other is just not helpful. I wish that would stop and wed look ahead at the challenge we have and pull together to get over this thing,” the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said during a radio interview on Tuesday.

WMAL-DC host Vince Coglianese said that more and more questions from the media appear designed to create a rift between Fauci and Trump, or emphasize differences in opinion.

“That is really unfortunate. I would wish that that would stop,” Fauci responded.

“Because we have a much bigger problem here than trying to point out differences. Theyre really, fundamentally, at the core, when you look at things, there are not differences. The president has listened to what I have said and to what the other people on the task force have said. When Ive made recommendations, hes taken them. Hes never countered or overridden me.”

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Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci, answers a question during a press conference about the coronavirus as Vice President Mike Pence (L), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma (2nd L), and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar (R) look on, at the White House in Washington on March 2, 2020. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)
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(L-R) Surgeon General Jerome Adams, Response Coordinator for White House Coronavirus Task Force Deborah Birx, Vice President Mike Pence, and President Donald Trump take part in a Fox News virtual town hall meeting with anchor Bill Hemmer, from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on March 24, 2020. (Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images)

Fauci, a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, has regularly appeared with the president and other members of the task force at the White House to answer questions from reporters.

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