Trump Hits Back After Birx Responds to Pelosi’s Criticism: ‘Pathetic’

President Donald Trump is criticizing Dr. Deborah Birx’s response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), insisting she “hit” his administration by acknowledging the virus is widespread across the United States.

Trump took to Twitter on Monday morning with a fiery tweet attacking Pelosi and Birx. According to Trump, Pelosi’s criticism is based on Birx being “too positive” about the administration’s handling of the coronavirus.

On the other hand, the president also criticized Birx’s remarks about the coronavirus outbreak describing her opinion as “pathetic.”

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

Trump’s tweet came shortly after Birx’s appearance on CNN where she admitted that the current outbreak is “extraordinarily widespread” compared to how it was at the beginning of the pandemic, as previously reported on IJR.

“What we’re seeing today is different from March and April,” Birx told CNN’s Dana Bash on Sunday. “It is extraordinarily widespread.”

After Pelosi said she does not have confidence in Birx, the White House Coronavirus Task Force coordinator responded, “I have tremendous respect for the speaker, and I have tremendous respect for her long dedication to the American people.”

“I have never been called pollyannish, or nonscientific, or non-data driven,” Birx added. “And I will stake my 40-year career on those fundamental principles of utilizing data to really implement better programs to save more lives.”

Trump’s latest attempt to hit back at the expertise of an infectious disease expert comes after multiple attacks against Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Robert Redfield, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

But despite Trump’s criticism of health experts, he too recently admitted that the pandemic “will probably, unfortunately, get worse before it gets better.”

Many of the infectious disease experts have also noted similar concerns about the current state of the coronavirus outbreak as they have reiterated the importance of practicing social distancing.

As the country remains divided on the handling of the coronavirus, there are over 4.8 million positive cases as states across the country continue to see significant rises in cases and infection rates.

Responses

  1. Obsidian
    You don’t know me. I’m none of your business. Why would someone kneel on someones neck for 8 minutes? Ask yourself that, because that cop who did the kneeling lit the fuse buddy. He caused all that damage. Trump followers are the anti-mask a**holes who refuse to wear them because it takes away their rights. First he was against them, then he changed his mind. Democrats are not Communists but Trump is a wanna be dictator, a racist, a pathological liar and an imbecile.

  2. Appears that August 3rd was troll day here. Right Delbert, Joyce, Micheal, Donna, and, of course, the daily hater Generally Confused?

  3. I remember Dr Birx fawning all over Trump and Pence saying how she didn’t even go to visit her sick granddaughter and she did that for them. She stayed and worked on Covid-19. Is it any surprise Trump threw her under a bus because she told the truth and made him look bad? Trump demands loyalty but he is loyal to no one not even his wife or should I say wives?

  4. Les
    I am starting to be embarrassed for you. The people who were protesting had masks on, many had hard hats or helmets on with goggles because they were getting pepper sprayed and tear gassed right in this country where freedom rings. The increase is from all the people NOT wearing a damn mask, partying in bars packed like sardines. The increase is from all the spring breakers and beach goers bringing it back to where they live.

    1. You are retired. Rioters didn’t have masks. The ones they did have were around their neck. Where was the 6′ spacing?

  5. Wide spread thanks to democRat thugs tearing down cities and marching all over public streets.

  6. Charlene: the quickest summary is on worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/
    Coronavirus Cases: 4,836,952; Deaths: 158,600; Recovered: 2,399,469
    Of 4.8 million cases, 2.4 million recovered, means another 2.4 million are still sick.

    One problem with listening to every physician is that most of them are not statisticians and epidemiologists. It takes somebody with special training to come up with numbers that mean something. Likewise, most physicians who treat people with drugs have no idea how to run a clinical trial, other than to say whether the patients they’re looking at got better.

  7. Charlene continues to hold onto her ignorance about the pandemic by throwing around meaningless numbers and pretending that a handful of quack doctors who speak against widely accepted science have any credibility. No wonder our country is failing so badly compared to any other developed nation.

  8. They talk about 4.8 million positive cases. How many of those have recovered? What is the remaining number? Just remember the population of the US and it’s territories, as of the 2010 Census (so there are obviously more) was 308,745,538. Even though the positive cases are many – I wouldn’t go with “extraordinarily” widespread. Yes, in some areas, but not as a whole. We need to hear what the OTHER physicians have to say. Many of whom are being told what they can and can’t prescribe. Question this people… why do you suppose that is?

  9. “He’s been so attentive to the scientific literature and the details and the data. I think his ability to analyze and integrate data that comes out of his long history in business has really been a real benefit during these discussions about medical issues.” Dr Ja Ja Binx, March 2020

    So after debasing herself at His Majesty’s feet, how did THAT get rewarded, Doctor? Was it worth throwing away your reputation over looking foolish?

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