Pelosi Hits Dr. Birx Again: She Has ‘Enabled’ Trump to Share Misinformation

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is doubling down on her criticism of White House Coronavirus Task Force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx for not challenging President Donald Trump over his false or misleading statements about the coronavirus. 

During an appearance on CNN on Monday, Pelosi was asked about her criticism of Birx. 

The House speaker said she had a discussion with members of the administration over the weekend on efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus. And she claimed that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows argued that “tracing isn’t a valuable thing; ‘we shouldn’t do it.’”

She continued:

“And I said, ‘Well that’s not what most scientists say.’  And they said, ‘Well, we’ll bring a scientist to say that.’  I said, ‘Well, make sure it’s not Dr. Birx,’ because I don’t have confidence in anyone who stands there while the President says, ‘Swallow Lysol, and it’s going to cure your virus.’”

“You know, it will kill you, and you won’t have the virus anymore,” she added.

CNN’s Jim Sciutto interjected to ask, “So you’re saying she hasn’t challenged the president’s disinformation enough?”

“Well, she stood there.  I think that she has … that she has enabled,” Pelosi said, adding, “There has to be some responsibility, so if the president’s saying these things, who’s advising him that this is okay and enabling that to happen?”

Watch the video below:

Pelosi’s comments come after Birx pushed back against the House speaker’s criticism, as IJR reported.

During an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, Birx said, “I have never been called pollyannish, or nonscientific, or non-data driven.”

“And I will stake my 40-year career on those fundamental principles of utilizing data to really implement better programs to save more lives,” she added.

President Donald Trump took to Twitter to criticize Birx for responding to Pelosi, as IJR also reported

“So Crazy Nancy Pelosi said horrible things about Dr. Deborah Birx, going after her because she was too positive on the very good job we are doing on combatting the China Virus, including Vaccines [and] Therapeutics,” Trump said.

He added, “In order to counter Nancy, Deborah took the bait [and] hit us. Pathetic!”

Responses

  1. Stupid Trump comment #1,060…..”When I took over, we didn’t have a test”. WTF???? The virus didn’t exist yet Dumb A**!!

  2. But we’re just supposed to believe everything Fauxi says, right? Nazi Pelosi is such a liar. Trump never said, “swallow Lysol and it’s going to cure your virus.” You know you’re full of crap when you have to make stuff up, overexaggerate, or make it out of context.

  3. Hugh Wayne Black
    Fauci loves the spotlight. Surprising that he finds any time to do his “research”.

  4. SyPhyllis: “Thank you, Nancy Pelosi!!! You got Cheryl to believe in science again!“

    What science?

    “Wear a mask/Don’t wear a mask.” Dr. Fauci

    “The coronavirus won’t be any worse than the flu “
    Dr. Fauci, three separate times, end of January- early February.

    “ Hydroxychloroquine hasn’t proven effective in fighting the virus and causes deleterious side effects “ Dr Fauci, despite an embarrassing and discredited article by the medical journal, “The Lancet”. And despite a thorough study by Henry Ford Health Systems that found HCQ WAS INDEED found to be EFFECTIVE as a prophylactic AND to reduce symptoms and severity.

    Dr Fauci saw no reason to suspend flights from China after Trump’s travel ban during the 3rd week of January.

    “Young people shouldn’t have any reservations about going on a cruise.” Dr Fauci- early March.

    Again, SYPhyllis, I ask “What Science?”. If guessing and mis-information from a proclaimed “expert” is SCIENCE then I GUESS for you, it passes as SCIENCE. In my world, it’s misinformation and guessing.

    Dr Fauci would have been fired in my business years ago. In fact, he’d be fired in most private sector positions. Only in government would a loser like Fauci rise to the level he has. And only in liberal loony land would he be held up as the voice of “science”.

  5. Poor Phyll. Reading comprehension a problem? Or do you see what you want to see like most Democrats? What I do believe is that Pelosi has a serious drinking problem and it caused her to lose her mind. And it’s Cherl.

  6. Ever notice that when Trump does something REALLY, REALLY stupid, his devotees claim he was joking? Sorry, Jason, even Dr. Birx, to whom Trump addressed the question, claimed Trump frequently likes to “think out loud.” His staff attempted to claim Trump was responding to the media, but the video clearly showed he directed the question to Dr. Birx and clearly showed Dr. Birx RESPONDING to the bizarre thought. His staff did attempt to float the “joking” excuse on the “I told my people to slow the testing down.” But Trump later claimed that he doesn’t joke.

    1. syphilis you and piglousy are two peas in a pod, a rotting one at that. Why don’t you and that ugly stupid thing from Washington DC just shut the hell up and stop polluting America with lies and garbage. You and piglousy should just SHUT THE HELL UP. Besides, the brown stuff coming out of your mouths is stinking up the place. I’ll bet you and the piggy one are both ugly and you know what they say about ugly: “I’m over weight but your ugly and I can lose weight”.

  7. Did not realize that Pelosi was a doctor. Dr Birx, however, has been for 40 years. So who ya’ gonna believe? Belly up to the bar Nancy! You’re going to need it.

  8. Why is Pelosi even allowed to speak. If she actually thought Trump was being serious about drinking Lysol, then she is a complete moron. She has some nerve, take a look at her state of California.

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