Friday’s press conference at the White House consisted of a medical professional being undercut by a president that appears to have no clue how to handle the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
CNN discussed the events that transpired at the press conference, where Donald Trump tried to undercut Dr. Anthony Fauci about potential coronavirus treatments.
CNN host John King highlighted Fauci shooting down the idea of using an antimalarial drug to treat the virus.
“The information that you’re referring to [regarding the drug] is anecdotal,” Fauci said. “It was not done in a controlled clinical trial, so you really can’t make any definitive statement about it.”
He then showed a clip of Trump undercutting his own administration’s top medical expert.
“What the doctor said is 100 percent correct, it is early,” the president began, but then added, “I have seen things that are impressive, we’ll see, we’ll know soon.”
King then asked medical reporter Sanjay Gupta for his reaction — and he didn’t hold back.
“I’ve never seen anything like it, John,” he said. “That was incredible to see this back-and-forth. First of all, the president said that this drug was approved for coronavirus yesterday, it is not. He said there’s a lot of evidence to show how promising it is, there is a one 20-person study out of France that Dr. Tony Fauci described as ‘anecdotal.’”
Take a look at the video clip below: