Washington (Reuters) – President Donald Trump defended his response to the outbreak that caused the second day and said that he had no intention of firing Anthony Fauci after the top American medical specialist said previous mitigating efforts could have saved more lives.
At a controversial meeting with reporters, Trump lashed out at media coverage has focused on gaps in U.S. government response after initial warnings about the epidemic that have now spread throughout the United States.
Affirming he had the final authority to reopen the economy primarily shuttered despite an earlier deference to the US state governor and constitutional questions about that which is the devaluation in his purview.
The United States calls the shots. If we are not here for the states, you’ve got a problem in this country like you’ve never seen before, “Trump said.” When someone is president
Of the United States, jurisdiction is total, and that is the way it has received. … It’s total. The governor knows that. ”
Trump, who said a plan to open the business will again be finished immediately, interrupting his daily meeting to play a campaign-style video that emphasizes his actions to solve the virus and includes clips of Democratic and Republican governors praising their efforts.
Also invited Fauci to the stage in the opening minutes of the meeting to make clear that Trump had followed his recommendations on…