Key Words: Here’s what Fauci has to say about President Trump’s claim that the number of COVID-19 deaths is ‘exaggerated’ and ‘fake news’

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‘All you need to do is go out into the trenches. Go to the hospitals and see what the health-care workers are dealing with. They are under very stressful situations in many areas of the country. The hospital beds are stretched, people are running out of beds, running out of trained personnel, who are exhausted.’

That’s Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious-diseases specialist, taking issue with President Trump’s tweet claiming the number of COVID-19 deaths constitutes “fake news”:

Here’s Fauci, making his case on ABC’s “This Week”:

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams also objected to Trump’s tweet, telling CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday that he has “no reason to doubt those numbers”:

Trump’s comments come as more than 350,000 people in the United States have died from the coronavirus disease COVID-19, according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins.