Dr. Anthony Fauci defended the President on Wednesday during an interview on Fox News against the accusation that he lied about the coronavirus. The doctor told Fox News that he does not remember the President distorting what they have talked about and discussed regarding the virus. “I don’t recall anything that was any gross distortion in things that I spoke to him about,” Fauci said. This comes after it has been revealed that the President told the journalist Bob Woodward that he had downplayed the virus because he didn’t want to create panic.

The President spoke to Woodward several times as the journalist was researching his book entitled Rage. The book is all about the Trump administration. The revelation has been picked up by critics of the President and is now using it to accuse him of intentionally deceiving the American public.

As expected, Joe Biden is trying to use the revelation to his own advantage. On Thursday, he told members of United Auto Workers that the President lied about the pandemic. It seems that the coming out of the book has been carefully planned as a tool for the Democrats to smear the President.

However, the Democrats are in for a disappointment since Dr. Anthony Fauci has come out to defend the President. If they were hoping that Fauci would come out and back up their claims, they would be terribly disappointed. “I don’t think he said much different than what we said when we were in the Oval Office,” Fauci said.

Ever since the possibility of the virus coming to America has been raised, the President has been optimistic about what might happen. But he has also been honest about the fact that it would pose a risk to Americans. Back in January, he told a rally that, “Hopefully, everything’s going to be great. They have somewhat of a problem, but hopefully, it’s all going to be great. But, we’re working with China just so you know, and other countries very, very closely, so it doesn’t get out of hand, but it’s something that we have to be very, very careful with, right? We have to be very careful.” He imposed a travel ban on China, which at the time was called racist by the Democrats.

It is difficult to balance the need to inform the public about the risk and making sure they don’t panic. Sounding too alarmists can convey the wrong message to the people and the world. What the President did was not easy, but his critics would not give him any credit.