President Trump Tuesday said coronavirus policy advisor Anthony Fauci will not testify before the House because the process is politically rigged to cause a scene.
Trump said as he departed the White House for Arizona:
The House is a setup. The House is a bunch of Trump haters. They put every Trump hater on the committee. The same old stuff. They, frankly, want our situation to be unsuccessful, which means death. Which means death. And our situation is going to be very successful. The House has put on a committee, an oversight committee, of Maxine Waters and Maloney and the same people. And it’s just a setup.
But Dr. Fauci will be testifying in front of the Senate, and he looks forward to doing that.
I will tell you, the House, they should be ashamed of themselves. And, frankly, the Democrats should be ashamed because they don’t want us to succeed. They want us to fail so they can win an election, which they’re not going to win.
But they want us — think of it: They do everything they can to make things as bad as possible. And, right now, the stock market is way up. Everybody is excited. They’re going back to work safely, but they’re going back to work. We’re opening up our country again. And this is what we’re doing. And I’ll tell you, the whole world is excited watching us because we’re leading the world.
And what happened should never, ever have happened. China should have informed us that they had a problem.