The office of Vice President Mike Pence, who is leads the White House coronavirus task force, will only allow Dr. Deborah Birx and Dr. Anthony Fauci to appear on CNN. Other top health officials are banned because the cable network won't carry the daily coronavirus briefings in full. According to a CNN report, "CNN often only broadcasts President Donald Trump's question and answer session, which sometimes includes the health care officials, live on-air. After Trump leaves the podium, CNN frequently cuts out of the White House briefing to discuss and fact-check what the President had said. A CNN executive said that the network usually returns to such programming because of the extensive length of the full briefing that includes Pence, which can run in excess of two hours." A Pence spokesperson told CNN: "When you guys cover the briefings with the health officials then you can expect them back on your air."