White House correspondents asked Press Secretary Jen Psaki during Monday's press briefing about comments made, and reversed by Dr. Anthony Fauci over the weekend.

"Does the president agree with Dr. Fauci that it's too soon to tell if people are going to be able to gather for Christmas?" asked Fox News's Peter Doocy.

"Well, the President relies on CDC guidelines, and they have not changed their guidelines about who can gather together—those who are vaccinated—but we leave it to them to change their guidelines based on where the pandemic sits."

Emerald Robinson of  Newsmax organization followed up on Doocy's question. "Dr. Fauci has indicated that, in the time of COVID, people should be willing to give up personal choice or personal civil liberties for the greater good. We're also seeing very disturbing images out of Australia," Robinson said.

"So, first off, I wanna know, does the President agree with that statement by Dr. Fauci, and then, secondly, does President Biden support what the Australian government is doing in their country, and would he continue to support similar measures in the Unites States if the case count continues to go up over the winter?"

"The President has been pursuing our own policies here in the United States," Psaki said, not tackling the issue of Australia's growing authoritarianism, "which has led to nearly 80 percent of the public getting at least one shot, and bringing the cases of COVID down dramatically over the past several months. So, we'll continue to abide by and conduct our own policies."