Here’s what happened.
During an airing of CNN’s “CNN Newsroom,” host Jim Sciutto was interviewing Dr. Fauci and asked him about his thoughts on Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Fauci decided to drop the question and did not want to comment.
Sciutto asked, “You’re a New Yorker yourself, though you don’t live there right now. Andrew Cuomo is coming under criticism now for the big move back to long-term care facilities in the midst of this crisis here. He’s argued that his state was following federal guidelines when he ordered those long-term care facilities to accept patients returning from hospitals. I wonder, can you clear that up. Was he actually following federal guidelines to do that?”
Fauci replied, “You know, Jim, I can’t. I mean, I’m sorry. I’m really — I’m honestly not trying to evade your question, but I’m not really sure of all the details of that, and I think if I make a statement, it probably could either be incorrect or taken out of context. So, I prefer not to comment on that.”
Watch a clip of the statement here.
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