Dr. Anthony Fauci said Friday that he’s not sure what President Donald Trump meant when he said earlier that evening that the country is “rounding the corner” on the coronavirus pandemic.
“I’m not sure what he means,” Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CNN’s Jim Acosta on “The Situation Room.”
Earlier Friday, a new model often cited by top health officials projected that more than 410,000 people in the US could die from the coronavirus by January 1 — more than doubling the current death toll.
Trump: "We're rounding the corner on the virus." pic.twitter.com/eWHsrGmM6z
— The Recount (@therecount) September 4, 2020
With coronavirus deaths set to soon pass the upper limit of the White House estimate of what the pandemic could look like with intervention, it’s safe to say that “rounding the corner” remains distant. https://t.co/xDKbwweuH7
— Philip Bump (@pbump) September 5, 2020
Honest mistake. Trump meant “cuttin’ corners.” https://t.co/5APfHXNq2G
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) September 5, 2020
Anthony Fauci stumped why Trump said the U.S. is "rounding the corner" of coronavirus pandemic https://t.co/r4gH2mv7SZ
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) September 5, 2020