Trump Has Given Unusual Leeway to Fauci, but Aides Say He's Losing His Patience - 2020-03-23
In an interview with Science Magazine, Dr. Fauci responded to a question about how he had managed to not get fired by saying that, to Mr. Trump's "credit, even though we disagree on some things, he listens. He goes his own way. He has his own style. But on substantive issues, he does listen to what I say."
But Dr. Fauci also said there was a limit to what he could do when Mr. Trump made false statements, as he often does during the briefings.
"I can't jump in front of the microphone and push him down," Dr. Fauci said. "OK, he said it. Let's try and get it corrected for the next time."