In an interview that aired on 60 Minutes Sunday night, Dr. Anthony Fauci said he wasn’t surprised that President Donald J. Trump became ill with COVID-19 following the superspreader Rose Garden event at the White House.
“Absolutely not,” Fauci answered. “I was worried that he was going to get sick when I saw him in a completely precarious situation of crowded, no separation between people and almost nobody wearing a mask.”
Fauci’s reaction to the televised event was one of shock and surprise, however.
“When I saw that on TV,” Fauci said, covering his face with his hands, “I said, ‘Oh my goodness. Nothing good can come out of that. That’s got to be a problem.”