Fauci responds to Trump tweet: 'I have not been misleading the American public under any circumstances'

Anthony FauciAnthony FauciTo preserve our democratic freedoms, let's cultivate service-minded, thoughtful citizens Russia says coronavirus vaccine will be ready for doctors in two weeks Fauci: 'I seriously doubt' Russia's coronavirus vaccine is safe and effective MORE, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, said early Tuesday that he had not misled Americans “under any circumstances” after President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew Bob Woodward book will include details of 25 personal letters between Trump and Kim Jong Un On The Money: Pelosi, Mnuchin talk but make no progress on ending stalemate | Trump grabs 'third rail' of politics with payroll tax pause | Trump uses racist tropes to pitch fair housing repeal to 'suburban housewife' Biden commemorates anniversary of Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' rally: 'We are in a battle for the soul of our nation' MORE suggested that he had.

Asked on ABC’s “Good Morning America” about Trump retweeting a post claiming Fauci has “misled the American public on many issues,” Fauci responded: “'I have not been misleading the American public under any circumstances.”

Trump has also called Fauci “a little bit of an alarmist,” but both men have said their relationship remains “very good.”

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“I don't tweet. I don't even read them, so I don't really want to go there,” Fauci said Tuesday. “I just will continue to do my job no matter what comes out, because I think it's very important.”

“I’m just going to certainly continue doing my job. We’re in the middle of a crisis with regard to an epidemic, a pandemic, this is what I do, this is what I’ve been trained for my entire professional life, and I’ll continue to do it,” he added.

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro earlier this month authored a USA Today op-ed attacking Fauci and his record. The White House said Navarro did so without authorization, with the president telling Fox News’s Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceChris Wallace: Kamala Harris 'not far to the left despite what Republicans are gonna try to say' Mnuchin: Democrats will 'have a lot of explaining to do' if they want to challenge Trump orders in court Pelosi: Trump executive actions 'are illusions' MORE the top aide “shouldn’t be doing that.”

Navarro on Monday told Fox News’s Brian Kilmeade he had no regrets about publishing the op-ed, saying “the only thing I regret is Dr. Fauci’s pitch the other day at Opening Day. I felt bad for him.”