Testifying before Congress on Friday, Dr. Anthony Fauci repeatedly credited President Trump for coronavirus policy decisions that saved lives.
Those measures included Trump’s decisions to ban flights from China, the UK and the rest of Europe, and the administration’s “Fifteen Days to Slow the Spread” quarantine policy, initially ordered in mid-March and then extended to a total 30 days.
Appearing before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Response, Fauci said he participated in, and approved of, all of those policies — and that he believes they all resulted in the saving of lives.
He was grilled on the policies one by one by Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, the top Republican on the committee.
Each time, Scalise asked if the nation’s top infectious disease doctor if he was involved in the decision to implement those policies, if he agreed with the president’s decision to do so, and if the policies saved lives.
In each instance, Fauci said he