Trump wears face mask publicly for 1st time

Plus, the latest on Dr. Anthony Fauci being sidelined in the fight against COVID-19 as the Trump administration appears to try to discredit him.
1:40 | 07/13/20

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Will all right, Marcus Moore, thank you for that. The latest on president trump's response to the coronavirus emergency. The president seen there wearing a mask publicly for the first time over the weekend amid news that Dr. Anthony Fauci is being sidelined. Our senior white house correspondent Cecilia Vega has more on all that. Good morning, Cecilia. Reporter: Amy, good morning. 99 days after the CDC first issued guidance about wearing masks this was on a visit to Walter reed. He finally wore it in front of the camera even something his Republican allies have pressured him to do. Just as soon as he wore it he sent mixed messages and say they have a time and place but even his own health experts recommend all Americans cover their face when social distancing is not possible. This, of course, as the nation's top infectious disease expert has been increasingly sidelined here. Dr. Anthony Fauci hasn't spoken to the president in more than a month and now there's this remarkable scene playing out behind the scenes. The white house press shop is treating Fauci like a political rival distributing what they're calling this list of inaccurate comments they say he's made about the outbreak but really many of the quotes were not in their entirety or were from very early on when scientists were still learning about the virus. On top of that behind the scenes the administration officials are privately referring to him as Dr. Gloom and doom but polls show Americans overwhelmingly trust Fauci over president trump and, whit, listen, a few minutes ago the president retweeted someone who said among those lying to Americans about covid-19 are the CDC and doctor, people that we trust. No evidence of that so far, whit. That alarming dispute. All right, thank you. To the latest now on that

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