Multiple media outlets are reporting this weekend of increased tension between the White House and Dr. Anthony Fauci over his advice on battling the coronavirus pandemic:

One anonymous White House official went as far as to send the WaPo a list of statements where Dr. Fauci “has been wrong on things”:

Journos are calling it an “oppo dump”:

CNN says they’ve confirmed the WaPo story:

Well, maybe if people would give President Trump a little credit on the travel ban, it wouldn’t have gotten to this point?

The Post also claims President Trump is “galled” by Dr. Fauci’s approval ratings:

And there goes the narrative for the week:

“The knives are out”:

Expect Joe Biden to jump on this as well:

Exit question: Why grant WH officials anonymity in the first place for something like this?

“. . .makes the journalists involved accomplices. . .”:

It does sound like Admiral Brett Giroir attempted to do a little damage control this morning:

His point being that Dr. Fauci is only looking at the “public health point of view,” not the economy and everything else involved. From Bloomberg:

Fauci, who’s also on the task force, “looks at it from a very narrow public health point of view,” Admiral Brett Giroir, assistant secretary at the Health and Human Services Department, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “He admits that.”