The Washington Post, CNN and ABC News report a document provided to media outlets details comments made by Fauci allegedly showing contradictions made publicly by the nation's leading infectious disease expert. The official also dispelled any belief that Trump was going to fire Fauci despite how he is treating him at the moment.
What they're saying: "We are living in the ideal storm right now", Fauci told FT.
As a measure of how unusual this is, NBC News reported on Sunday having been told by a White House official that "several White House officials are concerned about the number of times Dr. Fauci has been wrong on things".
Fauci on Thursday had said it was a "reasonable assumption" that airborne transmission was occurring even though there was not a lot of solid evidence behind it.
Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has had a higher approval rating than the president in national polls related to the coronavirus response.
The list of past Fauci comments compiled by the White House, first reported by The Washington Post, includes Fauci saying in January- weeks before the first reported COVID-19 death in the US - that the virus was "not a major threat for the people in the U.S".More news: Boy, 12, arrested after Palace player Zaha gets racist posts
The expert added that he last saw Trump on June 2 and has not personally briefed him in at least two months.
Giroir, U.S. assistant secretary for health, made the remarks during a Sunday interview with NBC News' Chuck Todd.
Kathleen Sebelius, who served as secretary of Health and Human Services under former President Barack Obama, told CNN efforts to discredit Fauci and other scientists are "potentially very, very dangerous" as the United States and other countries work toward a coronavirus vaccine.
If, on the other hand, you are among the many Americans dismayed about how the country is responding to this catastrophe, you will see these kinds of things for what they are.
Fauci has disagreed with the president, who has not spoken to Fauci in weeks, through public comments.
Former Joe Biden chief of staff Ron Klain blasted what he called an effort by the White House to "smear" Fauci. "Believe me, if there's a public health opinion that needs to be said, that needs to be it".More news: Atalanta deserved to beat Juventus, says proud Gasperini
Over the past few months, Dr. Fauci has tirelessly kept on warning Americans to exercise more caution in the face of a resurgent pandemic that's threatening to spread out of control following Memorial Day. But the signs of the White House's displeasure with Fauci's grim public assessments have been mounting.
Throughout the pandemic, Fauci has enjoyed broad support from the public, which got to know the gruff-speaking doctor during his frequent appearances at the task force's televised press briefings-a mainstay of the early response to the pandemic that has since fallen largely by the wayside.
On July 4, Mr Trump wrongly suggested that 99 percent of COVID-19 cases were "harmless".
During the exchange, the NBC host asked Giroir whether the White House task force is massaging information on public health guidance.
He continued, "And I respect Dr. Fauci a lot, but Dr. Fauci is not 100 percent right, and he also doesn't necessarily - and he admits that - have the whole national interest in mind".More news: Not China, but Russian Federation announces world's first Covid-19 vaccine