Jul 15, 2020 - Politics & Policy
Trump says Navarro shouldn't have written op-ed attacking Fauci
President Trump told reporters Wednesday that White House trade adviser Peter Navarro was speaking for himself when he wrote a USA Today op-ed attacking Anthony Fauci, and that he "shouldn't be doing that."
The big picture: The White House put out a statement earlier Wednesday saying that Navarro's op-ed, which claimed that Fauci has been wrong about everything that the two officials have interacted on during the pandemic, did not go through "normal White House clearance processes."
- Trump insisted that he has a "very good relationship" with Fauci and that "we're all on the same team."
- However, Trump has echoed several of Navarro's criticisms of Fauci, who said that he hasn't been asked to brief the president on the coronavirus in at least two months.
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