White House Puts Out Statement Going After Fauci's Credibility
Added 07-12-20 05:34:03pm EST - “Over the weekend, the White House sent out a statement to multiple media outlets trying to discredit Dr. Anthony Fauci ?"? one of the top members of the White House's own coronavirus task force.” - Mediaite.com
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Over the weekend, the White House sent out a statement to multiple media outlets trying to discredit Dr. Anthony Fauci — one of the top members of the White House’s own coronavirus task force.
Fauci’s public sidelining had been notable — he’s been making less frequent media appearances and just last week one Sunday show said their attempts to book him haven’t been approved for months, while the president himself has made it clear he’s at odds with Fauci — but recent reports have indicated that Fauci has been privately sidelined as well. Per the Washington Post:
Fauci no longer briefs Trump and is “never in the Oval [Office] anymore,” said a senior administration official who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. Fauci last spoke to the president during the first week of June, according to a person with knowledge of Trump’s calendar.
In recent weeks, Fauci has been critical of the U.S. response and warning about the nation not being in a great position right now with respect to combatting the coronavirus.
One notable detail in the Post report that caught attention was a reaction from the White House, in which an unnamed official provided the paper a statement criticizing its own top expert for being “wrong” early on:
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