The White House denies disagreements between US President Donald Trump and chief infectious diseases doctor Anthony Fauci.
Earlier, the White House provided the media with a list of erroneous statements made by the head of the National Institute of Allergy and infectious diseases of the United States Anthony Fauci on the topic of coronavirus.
Fauci has repeatedly publicly denied Trump’s claim and recently did not appear at briefings of the administration’s working group on fighting coronavirus, although he gave interviews and spoke in Congress.
“Dr. Fauci and the President have always maintained an excellent relationship,” presidential spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said at a news briefing on Monday.
“We did not provide an opposition report to journalists. We answered very specific questions that were put to us: the Washington Post asked about the President pointing out that Dr. Fauci made mistakes, and we answered what we were asked,” McEnany explained. “The words that there is an opposition report-could not be further from the truth,” – said a spokeswoman for Trump, in response to a request to explain why the White House decided to share with the media the opinion of anonymous administration employees.
Trump himself later told reporters that he had a “perfect relationship” with Fauci from the very beginning of his work in the White House group on the fight against coronavirus and that he considered Fauci “a perfect person.”
As NPR radio reported, a document provided by the White House said that “several White house representatives are concerned about the number of cases where Dr. Fauci was wrong.”