İrem UZUN -TDO- U.S. infectious disease Chief Dr Anthony Fauci is being targeted by the Trump administration as tensions rise between the health expert and the president. The White House has been increasingly critical of Dr Fauci, and on Sunday, an official shared a list detailing past apparent erroneous comments. Dr Fauci's changing advice on masks and remarks on COVID-19's severity are among the points from the White House. Peter Navarro, a trade adviser to President Donald Trump, has claimed that Dr. Anthony Fauci is "wrong about everything" as the White House steps up its bid to discredit its own top infectious-disease expert.
"Dr. Fauci has a good bedside manner with the public, but he has been wrong about everything I have ever interacted with him on," Navarro said in a statement to The Washington Post in a story about Fauci being sidelined. "Now Fauci is saying that a falling mortality rate doesn't matter when it is the single most important statistic to help guide the pace of our economic reopening. So when you ask me if I listen to Dr. Fauci's advice, my answer is only with caution," he added.
On Sunday, a White House official told CNN that several top aides to Trump were concerned about "about the number of times Dr. Fauci has been wrong on things" citing his past comments on the threat from the virus and the use of masks. President, who hasn't met Fauci for weeks, was annoyed with the top infectious disease specialist's public statements and "good press." However on Monday, Trump said that he has “a very good relationship” with Dr. Anthony Fauci. “I get along with him very well,” Trump told reporters during an event at the White House. “I like him, personally,” he added.