There was one face that was suspiciously absent from Sunday's press conference on the coronavirus threat: Dr. Anthony Fauci.
The expert who has been beside the president for weeks and attempted to calm a nation was caught in an awkward moment Saturday when President Donald Trump attacked the State Department. Fauci rubbed his forehead and shielded his face from the cameras. Whatever it was, it appeared to be a "face-palm" moment responding to the president.
It's unknown if that's the reason Fauci was missing from today's briefing. It could also be that Fauci has been working around the clock on the coronavirus response, and he may have simply needed a day off.
The question "Where is Fauci" was trending nationwide as the press conference came to a close.
You can see the comments and questions from folks below:
That's my question too! Where is Fauci? https://t.co/rDpFFRARjN— Bunny Hart, Broker/Associate (@Bunny Hart, Broker/Associate) 1584915904.0
Where is Fauci. Everyone figured he would get canned for clarifying that you can’t just use Plaquenil or Azithromyc… https://t.co/OWwUHDfFRR— Robert Freedland (@Robert Freedland) 1584915094.0
Where is Fauci? Seriously - where is he? Are there no adults left? https://t.co/Wj3SfMIrYx— JJ Dyken (@JJ Dyken) 1584916194.0
BTW - Where is Fauci? This conference lacks all credibility without Dr. Fauci!— Buffalo History (@Buffalo History) 1584915349.0
Where is Fauci. I do not believe Trump— Karen Mooney (@Karen Mooney) 1584915538.0
Uh-oh we are getting a @realDonaldTrump praise party instead of an update. Where is Fauci #DrFauci— me...duh (@me...duh) 1584916017.0
Donald Trump and his merry band of sycophants make me puke! #COVIDIOTS Where is Fauci? Why is Peter Navarro there?… https://t.co/rCoW3iLoNr— Tim Boyce (@Tim Boyce) 1584917125.0
why is this orange idiot providing updates on #COVID19? where is #Fauci?— Dexter Legaspi (@Dexter Legaspi) 1584915136.0
Donald was just informed Romney is in quarantine. His reply with a smirk: “Gee, that’s too bad.” My aunt is in the… https://t.co/aV6JFJyx4J— Myriah (@Myriah) 1584917045.0
@WhiteHouse Where is FAUCI???? Nobody believes anything the administration has to say without FAUCI there.... I’m t… https://t.co/HAPXbIsqOH— Shawn (@Shawn) 1584915198.0
Is it just me or is Trump rambling more than usual today? BTW, where is Fauci? https://t.co/OGdMhCGFCb— Denise 🇯🇲🇨🇦 (@Denise 🇯🇲🇨🇦) 1584917845.0
Where is Fauci for this presser? He’s the only person that puts me at ease. This is a disaster.— Greg (@Greg) 1584915873.0
Where is Fauci?, anytime I don’t see him at these press conferences, I get super nervous. He’s the only straight ta… https://t.co/RcS8TTrQXO— Steffi (@Steffi) 1584916483.0
This man says nothing. Tell us to stay inside. Where is Fauci? I can’t do this anymore. He can’t even look at the c… https://t.co/CdnFoHgomi— Stefanie Hammond (@Stefanie Hammond) 1584915416.0
Where is Fauci? I’m listening to @realDonaldTrump and my BullShit meter alarm when off and pegged past maximum… https://t.co/wxzV3GH9gh— Nick Knight II (@Nick Knight II) 1584918090.0