DONALD Trump is defending his response tactics to the COVID-19 pandemic, saying there is ‘not much’ he would do differently if he could go back in time.
The president made the claim during a sit-down interview with Eric Bolling for America This Week on Tuesday, October 20, where he also hit out at Dr. Anthony Fauci for flip-flopping on mask wearing.
‘Look, it’s all over the world,’ Trump stated of the coronavirus when Bolling asked whether he has regrets about how he handled the health crisis.
‘You have a lot of great leaders, a lot of smart people, it’s all over the world. It came out of China. China should’ve stopped it.’
He continued, ‘I did it very early. Biden was criticising me. He said I was xenophobic when I put the ban on China. Nancy Pelosi said that too.’
As of Wednesday, October 21, morning, 8.27 million Americans have tested positive to COVID-19, and 220,992 citizens have died.
During the interview, Trump blamed White House Coronavirus Task Force Doctor, Anthony Fauci as Trump defended response tactics.
‘He said “No masks, don’t wear a mask” and then he said, “Wear a mask”. He didn’t want me to stop people coming in from China, but then he admitted it was a great move I made. I overrode him.
‘Having said all of that, I get along with him. I like him,’ Trump stated.
‘You called him a disaster!’ Bolling replied incredulously.
‘He’s made bad moves, but he’s been there a long time,’ the President then conceded.