Anthony Fossey, a top US government scientist, has said that an edited clip he used in an advertisement for Trump’s campaign was misleading.
It shows Dr. Fawcett that he “can’t even imagine what anyone else can do to fight Kovid-19”, suggesting that he is talking about President Trump.
However, Dr. Fawcett was talking about himself and other medical officials.
Infectious disease experts have already been at loggerheads with Trump over how to deal with the epidemic.
“In my nearly five decades of public service, I have never publicly endorsed any political candidate,” he said in a statement to AFP.
“The comments made against me in the GOP campaign ad without my permission were taken out of context in a comprehensive statement made months ago about the efforts of federal public health officials,” Fossey added. “
The 30-second campaign ad announced that President Trump was recovering from a coronavirus before playing Dr. Fossey’s clip, and so was the United States.
However, Dr. In the original footage of Fossey, an epidemiologist who came from an interview with Fox News in March, says: “I’ve been talking about it almost all the time. I’ve been coming down to the White House almost every day. Yes. Task force. It’s every single day. So, I can’t imagine anyone else doing it under any circumstances. “
In response, Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtoh said: “These are Dr. Fawcett’s own words. The video is of a nationally broadcast television interview in which Dr. Fawcett praises the work of the Trump administration. The words spoken are correct and directly Dr. Fookie’s mouth. ”
President Trump Also protected the use of clips, Tweeting: “Those are really Dr. Fawcett’s own words. According to some governors, we have done an ‘extraordinary’ thing.”
This comes after Dr. Fookie criticized the White House for hosting a gathering last month linked to the Kovid-19 outbreak.
He said the Rose Garden held on September 26 to inaugurate Trapp’s Supreme Court nominee was a “superprepared event.” At least 11 people later tested positive for the virus.
Mr. Trump also tested positive on October 1, and was hospitalized with the virus for three days.
But last week, doctors gave him the green light to hold public events, less than a month before he ran against Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
Trump’s campaign is planning a big rally in Sanford, Florida on Monday.
Mr. Trump has expressed skepticism about measures such as masks and lockouts to combat the spread of Covid-19, which has killed more than 213,000 people in the United States. He spoke in support of the US Alliance for Democracy, but said that maintaining some independence was not the answer.
Polling shows Biden is one point ahead of Trump, and an ABC News / Ipsos poll found that only 35% of Americans agree with how Trump handled the crisis.
Who has tested positive in Mr. Trump’s circle?
According to US media, about 34 White House aides and other contacts have tested positive for Covid-19 in recent days, many of them linked to the September 26 incident.
On Friday, the Minnesota Department of Health said Mr. Trump’s September 18 campaign rally in the state had nine infections.
- Has the White House caused the virus to spread?
Authorities say at least one person was infected when they joined, and hospitalized in two cases, one of whom is receiving intensive care.