White House blocks medical experts on Trump’s Coronavirus Task Force from appearing on ABC's 'This Week'
The White House refused to allow expert immunologist Dr. Anthony Fauci or another medical expert on President Donald Trump's Coronavirus Task Force to appear on ABC's "This Week," Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl said Sunday.
Karl told viewers that while Fauci was "more than willing to join" the program to discuss the nation's faltering response to COVID-19, as well as the White House's current status as a coronavirus hot spot, "the White House wouldn't allow you to hear from the nation's leading expert on coronavirus."
"In fact, they wouldn't allow any of the medical experts on the president's own coronavirus task force to appear on this show," Karl said.
The White House would not allow Dr. Fauci to speak this morning. In fact, the White House press office would not al… https://t.co/3iIIdWhu5l— Jonathan Karl (@Jonathan Karl)1602426842.0
On Twitter, the correspondent added that "The White House press office would not allow anyone on the President's task force to be interviewed."
"Quite remarkable that they would muzzle the health experts in the middle of a pandemic," Karl said.
Axios reporter Jonathan Swan likewise said he's tried to book interviews with top Trump administration health officials "for months," but "the interview requests keep getting rejected or slow-walked."
For months, I've been trying to book interviews with top Trump administration health officials, including Dr. Hahn… https://t.co/eFDq8Qclp7— Jonathan Swan (@Jonathan Swan)1602425880.0