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WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump praised Dr. Anthony Fauci and resident Jim Jordan, Ohio, after the two clashed in a congressional hearing Friday to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“Great work by Jim Jordan, as well as some very good statements by Tony Foci. Great progress has been made! ”Trump tweeted aboard Air Force 1 as he traveled to Tampa, Florida, to discuss the coronavirus and hurricane response.

Trump later retrieved a post from Jordan protesting the fact that people are discouraged from going to church, work and school – issues on which he made Foci badges during a hearing before the House Selection Subcommittee. for the coronavirus crisis.

Foci, often criticized by Trump and other Republicans, said people should avoid crowds – and keep children away from them to prevent the spread of the virus, which has killed more than 150,000 Americans.

At one point, Jordan asked Faci about the safety of mass protests against racism and police misconduct, and whether the government should limit or even ban such gatherings.

Foci didn’t bite, telling the Ohio congressman, “I don’t understand what you’re asking me (like) about me as a public health officer to try to see who should be arrested. That is not my position. “

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“Any crowd, whether it’s a protest – any crowd of people shutting themselves together without masks is a risk. And I will stick to that statement,” Foci said later. “It’s a public health statement. It’s not an assessment.”

Foci, who says he has a “complicated” relationship with Trump, rarely hesitates to express his disagreement with the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus.

Trump diverted Fauchy at various points during the crisis, but the relationship seems to have warmed up in recent days. The president and the top epidemic expert appeared together at an event this week at Red Cross headquarters.

Jordan, one of Trump’s staunchest allies in Congress, has also been a critic of Foki.

At one point during the hearing, he told the doctor: “I have not seen people go out and injure police or burn buildings during a church service … There is no limit to protests, but you cannot go to church on Sunday. “

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