Appearing on Cuomo Prime Time, anchor Chris Cuomo admitted Dr. Anthony Fauci checked on him constantly during his battle of coronavirus — 11 p.m. or later.
But Cuomo also acknowledged that President Trump had been checking in on him as well — though he didn’t use him by name, instead only saying “our leader.”
“I don’t think that people were really experiencing or realizing how you were really sucking it up to look relatively normal. But when you finished the show, when we started chatting at 11, 11:30 at night, you were wiped out,” revealed Fauci on Monday night. “You not only had the acute difficulty with the virus that was replicating in you, but you had some of the secondary effects…the fever, the aches, the feeling washed out.”
“I just wanted to know how much I appreciate it, not just from Tony the guy, but as a member of the administration,” Cuomo said, before adding, “I know the administration wanted to make sure that I was okay, I appreciate it. I really do, I won’t forget it, I always try to be fair.”
But then, at the end, Cuomo pivoted to Trump, though not by name: “I wanted you to know that I’m kind of tired of the whole personal sharing thing, to be honest with you, but I’ve never had anybody do what Tony Fauci did with me. He’s got a lot on his plate, but he took time, and the administration knew, and they wanted to know, I respect it. All of you, thank you, this is one of the nights that we have our leader watching, I appreciate what you did for me and my family and caring about us. I’ll never forget it.”