President Trump told reporters Tuesday on the White House lawn that coronavirus task force members will not testify in front of the Democratic House-controlled coronavirus investigation committee because "the House is a bunch of Trump haters."
"Why won't you let Dr. Fauci testify in the House?" Trump was asked on his way to an event in Arizona.
"Dr. Fauci will be testifying in front of the Senate and he looks forward to doing that," Trump told reporters.
"The House is a setup," Trump said. "The House is a bunch of Trump haters. They put every Trump hater on the committee, the same old stuff. They frankly want our situation to be unsuccessful which means death, which means death. And our situation is going to be very successful."
"The House has put on a committee, an oversight committee of Maxine Waters and [Carolyn] Maloney, and the same people. It's just a setup. Dr. Fauci will be testifying in front of the Senate and he looks forward to doing that," the president said.
"The House, I will tell you, they should be ashamed of themselves," Trump said. "Frankly, the Democrats should be ashamed because they don't want us to succeed. They want us to fail so they can win an election which they're not going to win."