The White House is distancing itself from a scathing attack made on the country’s top infectious diseases expert by a senior Trump adviser.
It follows an op-ed in the US media criticising Dr Anthony Fauci.
Trump says he has a good relationship with Fauci and the article was “unacceptable”.
Al Jazeera’s Mike Hanna reports from Washington, DC.
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