Fauci said, “The White House in general is not trying to, certainly the president is not, I certainly believe that Mark Meadows is not. What happened with Peter Navarro and that editorial — I can’t even comment on that, it just is beyond my comprehension why he did that.”

“But I do not believe that the White House is trying to discredit me. No, I don’t.”

Woodruff asked, “Do you think there are individuals in the White House who are?”

“Well, I already mentioned one,” Fauci said.

“Do you think you have the full backing and support of the White House, from the president on down?” Woodruff followed up.

“I do. I do. I believe I do. I spoke to the president about that, I believe I do,” Fauci answered.