President Derrick Johnson releases a statement.

The U.S. surgeon general found himself on the defensive over his choice of words while delivering somber predictions during the daily White House press briefing about the coronavirus.


Surgeon General Jerome Adams gets dragged as his coronavirus role is questioned.

Jerome Adams, the U.S. Surgeon General appointed by Trump, praised HUD secretary Ben Carson.

Vice President Mike Pence administered the oath of office to Dr. Jerome Adams, who is now the nation's 20th surgeon general.

Dr. Jerome Adams, an anesthesiologist, is currently Indiana's health commissioner.