Trump Retweets Attacks Against Fauci on Coronavirus Policy

Twitter sanctions president’s son for violating misinformation policy

In his first White House coronavirus briefing since April, President Trump appeared to reverse his stance on masks, saying, “Whether you like the mask or not, they have an impact, they’ll have an effect.” Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images (Originally published July 21, 2020)

WASHINGTON—President Trump revived his support for an antimalaria drug to treat Covid-19 and spread messages attacking the government’s top infectious disease official, in several overnight retweets of statements at odds with his government’s policy that also prompted another run-in with Twitter Inc.

Late Monday, the president retweeted a series of messages, including one asserting that Anthony Fauci had misled the public and another alleging, without any evidence, a conspiracy “by Fauci & the Democrats to perpetuate Covid...

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