Fauci calls White House efforts to undermine him “bizarre”
Washington — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious diseases expert, defended himself against recent attacks on his credibility emanating from the White House, calling the“bizarre.”
In interviews with The Atlantic published Wednesday, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said claims by several White House officials that he had been frequently wrong in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic were “nonsense” and “incorrect.”
Fauci’s latest comments reflect escalating tensions between the Trump administration and government medical experts, with critics arguing that President Trump is seeking to undermine health officials. Fauci referred to a document crafted by unnamed White House officials and sent to the Washington Post and other news organizations which listed his alleged mistakes, such as telling people in late February that the virus would …continued .
[Source: CBS News]