Fauci Says Schools May Be Closed in the Fall; Trump Says That's "Not Acceptable"

May 15, 2020
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President Trump is publicly disagreeing with Dr. Anthony Fauci again, this time about whether to open schools in the fall. On Wednesday, Fauci testified before Congress that some schools should open cautiously — and some not at all — which Trump later said was "not an acceptable answer." Fauci has urged caution in reopening the country to prevent an uptick in new COVID-19 infections, but Trump pushed back with, "We're opening our country. People want it open. The schools are going to be open." He added, "Will something happen? Perhaps. You can be driving to school and some bad things can happen too." It's the latest conflict in what appears to be an increasingly complicated relationship between Trump and Fauci. Last month, Trump retweeted a call for Fauci to be fired.