Fauci says quote in Trump campaign ad is misleading

A Trump campaign ad includes a clip of Dr. Anthony Fauci saying "can't imagine that anybody could be doing more", giving the impression the president could not have done a better job. Fauci said this weekend that the quote was taken out of context and misleadingly presented in the ad. He was, in fact, talking about himself.

Dr Fauci's full words in that interview are: "I have been devoting almost full time on this. I'm down at the White House virtually every day with the task force. It's every single day. So, I can't imagine that under any circumstances that anybody could be doing more." …

Dr Fauci said in a statement on Sunday: "The comments attributed to me without my permission in the GOP [Republican Party] campaign ad were taken out of context from a broad statement I made months ago about the efforts of federal public health officials."

He says: "In my nearly five decades of public service, I have never publicly endorsed any political candidate."