While departing the White House on Wednesday, President Trump said he has a very good relationship with Dr. Anthony Fauci. Trump also said that White House trade adviser Peter Navarro should not have written a critical op-ed about Fauci.
- Mr. President, why do you want coronavirus data going to HHS first instead of the CDC? Why make that change?
DONALD TRUMP: It didn't change for me. Look, they're all on the same team. We're all on the same team, including Dr. Fauci. I have a very good relationship with Dr. Fauci.
And we're all on the same team. We want to get rid of this mess that China sent us. So everybody's working on the same line. And we're doing very well. We're doing well in a lot of ways.
And our country is coming back very strong. When you look at those job numbers, we've never had job numbers like we have right now. So it's coming back very strong. OK.
- Has Peter Navarro gone rogue?
DONALD TRUMP: Well, he made a statement representing himself. He shouldn't be doing that. No, I have a very good relationship with Anthony. Thank you very much.