Dr. Anthony Fauci is disputing the use of a video clip of him praising the COVID-19 response in a Trump campaign ad. The nation's top infectious disease expert told CNN the comments were taken out of context and used without his permission.
Fauci added that he has never publicly endorsed any political candidate. The ad was released shortly after the president left Walter Reed National Military Center and touts the administration's handling of the pandemic.
Fauci noted he made the comments months ago and was speaking broadly about the efforts of all federal health officials.
Here's the campaign ad: