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Fauci says he is ‘absolutely not’ surprised that Trump got COVID-19



White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci said he is “absolutely not” surprised that President Trump contracted COVID-19.

Fauci, in an interview that aired Sunday night on CBS’ “60 Minutes,” said he came to that assessment after seeing the lack of safety measures against the bug at the Sept. 26 Rose Garden ceremony announcing Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination.

“When I saw that on TV, I said, ‘Oh my goodness,’” Fauci recalled in the interview.

The infectious disease expert called the event “a completely precarious situation” with no social distancing and limited mask-wearing.

“Nothing good can come out of that,” Fauci said. “That’s got to be a problem — and then sure enough it turned out to be a super spreader event.”

It’s unclear where the White House outbreak began.

But a significant number of the Rose Garden ceremony’s attendees — including Trump, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — later tested positive for the coronavirus.

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