Nobody likes me: Trump
Published: 08:53 PM, 29 July 2020 Updated: 09:04 PM, 29 July 2020
Donald Trump; photo: Collected
US President Donald Trump has expressed concern over the popularity of Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top US health expert. “Nobody likes me,” Trump joked, referring to his struggle to gain popularity among voters at the time.
He made the remarks at a news conference at the White House on Tuesday.
Fauci, an infectious disease specialist on the Trump administration’s coronavirus task force, is one of the country’s most trusted figures. Americans sincerely listen to his advice to protect themselves from COVID-19.
Trump’s popularity is almost at an all-time low in the United States with coronavirus pandemic control and various controversial remarks. He has faced criticism around the world. These actions put him at risk of losing to Democratic candidate Joe Biden in next November’s presidential election.
At the press conference, Trump raised the issue of Fauci while speaking in support of his use of hydroxychloroquine, a malaria drug used to treat coronavirus decease. Trump thinks the drug works in the early stages of the decease.
However, according to most public health experts, hydroxychloroquine should not be used in the treatment of COVID-19. Because it can cause other problems in the body including the heart.
Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration canceled the emergency use of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19. Because several studies have raised questions about the effectiveness of the drug.
Trump said he and others in his administration deserved plaudits for their handling of the virus, not just Fauci and another prominent member of the task force, Deborah Birx.
“He’s working with our administration and for the most part we have done pretty much what he and other, Dr. Birx and others, who are terrific, recommended.And he’s got this high approval rating. And he’s got this high approval rating. and the administration with respect to the virus? We should have a very high (approval rating),” Trump said.
“So it sort of is curious, a man works for us, and yet they’re highly thought of and nobody likes me. It can only be my personality,” said Trump.