by Mike ‘Mish’ Shedlock
Trump sidelined Fauci after complaining about the doctor on Fox News.
The Guardian reports Fauci sidelined as Trump’s White House steps up briefing campaign.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, Trump’s director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has come under increasing fire from the president and his proxies. Trump told Fox news interviewers that Fauci had “made a lot of mistakes” and said he “disagreed” with Fauci’s claim that the US was in a bad place in its coronavirus response.
Fauci had found himself in the uncomfortable position of gently correcting Trump’s false or misleading statements for months. As far back as April the president retweeted a call for him to be fired, although that threat appeared to have receded.