President Trump Pauses Coronavirus Press Briefing to Talk About Dr. Fauci's High School Basketball Career

Donald Trump and Dr. Anthony Fauci
Donald Trump and Dr. Anthony Fauci / Win McNamee/Getty Images

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the face of the fight against COVID-19, has reportedly been given a security detail after receiving some threats. Dr. Fauci was asked about the security during Wednesday's coronavirus briefing at the White House. Fauci deflected the question, saying it was better asked of the Inspector General of HHS. As a member of the press started to ask another question, Donald Trump jumped in to brag about Fauci's high school basketball exploits.

""He won a game - I read this - he won a game that was unwinnable against a great team and his whole team said we can't beat this team and he went in and they won the game.""

That story contains zero specifics, but it does Fauci played high school basketball. Hopefully, when this is all over we hear about his team winning the unwinnable game that they didn't think they could win.

UPDATE: We have some details on the game. According to the Wall Street Journal, Fauci was on the 1-16 Regis High School team that upset Donnie Walsh's Fordham Prep team, 64-51. Fauci averaged 10.2 points a game.