McConnell hits Trump for hogging COVID-19 briefings: 'People are most interested' in Fauci and Birx
Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Photo by Gage Skidmore.)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Monday suggested that President Donald Trump is not helping the American people with his appearances at coronavirus task force briefings.


McConnell told Fox News Radio that Americans would rather hear from scientists and public health officials like Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx.

"Well, certainly what the American people are most interested in is the advice from health professionals about how to conduct their daily lives safely," he said after being asked whether the president should curtail the events.

Trump is expected to hold a briefing on Monday in the White House Rose Garden. It was not immediately clear if public health officials would be in attendance.