“I don’t recall anything different than in our discussions with the president,” Fauci said. “In my discussions and the discussions of other task force members with the president, we were talking about the reality of what was going on. When we would get up in front of the press conferences, which were very, very common after our discussions with the president, he really didn’t say anything different than we discussed when we were with him.”
“I didn’t get any sense that he was distorting anything. In my discussions with him, they were always straightforward about the concerns that we had,” Fauci said.
“I don’t think he said much different than what we said when we were in the Oval Office,” Fauci later said.