White House COVID-19 expert Dr. Anthony Fauci revealed on Friday morning that he had accepted President-elect Joe Biden’s offer to be his chief medical adviser.
“Absolutely,” Fauci told NBC News’ “Today” host Savannah Guthrie when asked about the offer, which Biden had mentioned in an interview with CNN on Thursday. “I said yes right on the spot.”
The health official, whom Biden has also asked to remain on the White House’s COVID-19 response team when he enters office, praised the President-elect’s plan to ask Americans to wear masks for 100 days as a “good idea.”
Fauci met with Biden’s transition team on Thursday. Later in the day, the President-elect told CNN that he had offered Fauci the role of chief medical adviser.
Watch the doctor below:
Will you accept President-elect Biden's offer to serve as his chief medical adviser? –@SavannahGuthrie
Absolutely, I said yes right on the spot. -Dr. Anthony Fauci pic.twitter.com/lHr3z1v3vo
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) December 4, 2020