I have a very good relationship with Dr. Fauci.
You know, it’s sort of interesting — we’ve listened to Dr. Fauci.
I haven’t always agreed with him,
and it’s, I think, pretty standard.
He did not want us to ban our —
put up the ban to China,
when China was heavily infected —
He didn’t want to do that,
and I did and other things.
And he told me I was right,
and he told me I saved tens of thousands of lives,
which was generous, but it’s —
you know, I think it’s fact that I banned —
I did the ban on Europe.
But I get along with him very well
and I agree with a lot of what he’s said.
So — you know, it’s interesting:
He’s got a very good approval rating, and I like that.
he’s working for this administration.
He’s working with us, John.
We could have gotten other people.
We could have gotten somebody else.
It didn’t have to be Dr. Fauci.
He’s working with our administration.
And, for the most part, we’ve done pretty much what he and others —
Dr. Birx and others,
who are terrific —
And he’s got this high approval rating,
so why don’t I have a high approval rating with respect —
and the administration,
with respect to the virus?
We should have a very high,
because what we’ve done in terms of —
we’re just reading off about the masks
and the gowns
and the ventilators
and numbers that nobody has seen,
and the testing at 55 million tests;
we tested more than anybody in the world.
I have a graph that I’d love to show you —
perhaps you’ve seen it —
where we’re up here
and the rest of the world is down at a level that’s just a tiny fraction of what we’ve done,
in terms of testing.
So it sort of is curious:
A man works for us —
and Dr. Birx also highly thought of.
they’re highly thought of,
but nobody likes me.
It can only be my personality.