Trump administration officials moved to undercut Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday amid reports the White House is sidelining the nation’s top infectious disease expert as cases of the coronavirus continue to surge. Both The Washington Post and NBC News said they received statements from the White House trying to discredit Fauci, who has given bleak interviews and issued dire warnings in recent days as the number of infections climb to record-breaking levels. NBC said many of the assertions the White House is using to discredit the doctor were based on what was known at the time. “You know, Dr. Fauci said, ‘Don’t wear masks,’ and now he says wear them. And you know, he’s said numerous things, ‘Don’t close off China.
Source: Huffington Post July 13, 2020 11:03 UTC