Trump travels to Florida amid coronavirus and hurricane concerns

Dr. Anthony Fauci testified before Congress dispelling myths about the coronavirus at a hearing closely watched by the president who traveled to the hard-hit state of Florida.
2:23 | 08/01/20

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president trump returned from Florida overnight making news about a plan to ban the popular tiktok app and commenting on Dr. Anthony Fauci testifying before congress. ABC's Andrew dymburt is in Washington with all the details on that. Andrew, good morning. Reporter: Good morning, whit. It is one of the most popular apps in the United States and the president says that he is looking into banning it over privacy concerns. Meanwhile, Dr. Anthony Fauci once again testifying before congress saying that the coronavirus won't simply just disappear. This morning, president trump stopping in Tampa, Florida, a state critical to his re-election bid, as a storm approaches the south. We just received the endorsement of many, many police organizations all over the United States. Reporter: While on capitol hill a different kind of storm is brewing. Health officials are being grilled on the government's pandemic response. Dr. Anthony Fauci spending a good portion of his testimony debunking myths and misinformation about the virus. There was also this fiery exchange about recent protests between Dr. Anthony Fauci and Republican Jim Jordan. Should we limit the protesting? I'm not sure what you mean should -- how do we say limit the protesting? Should government limit the protesting? I -- I don't think that's relevant to -- You just said if it increases the spread of the virus, I'm asking should we limit it? President trump responding to the exchange on Twitter tweeting, great job by Jim Jordan and also some very good statements by Tony Fauci. By progress being made. Amid the pandemic the president also stoking fears about how it could affect the upcoming election and mail-in voting. Won't know the election result for weeks, months, maybe years after. Maybe you'll never know the election result. Reporter: Overnight president trump saying he plans to ban the Chinese owned app tiktok from operating in the United States. Without providing details as to how he will ban the wildly popular app, the president says he will sign some form of executive action as soon as today. For months U.S. Officials feared the Chinese government could use the app to gain access to users' private data. Some branches of the U.S. Military have already banned service members from using tiktok. And tiktok releasing a statement saying in part that it is committed to protecting user privacy. The aclu also weighing in this morning saying that banning the app would be a danger to free expression. Eva.

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