Trump tears up ‘pathetic’ Dr Birx for responding to Pelosi’s criticisms

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President Trump attacked the coordinator of his White House coronavirus task force on Monday, Dr. Deborah Birx, tweeting that she only blamed the U.S. COVID-19 response for pleasing Democrats.Trump’s public rebuke of Birx stands in stark contrast to his frequent denial of tension with fellow task force member Anthony Fauci, who has become a hero to Trump’s critics for his willingness to criticize the US response to the pandemic.

“So crazy Nancy Pelosi said horrible things about Dr Deborah Birx, suing her because she was too positive about the really good job we’re doing in the fight against the Chinese virus, including vaccines and therapies. In order to counter Nancy, Deborah took the bait and hit us. Pathetic! Trump tweeted.

Birx, who is also the US government’s ambassador for HIV / AIDS, told CNN on Sunday that “what we see today is different from March and April – it’s extraordinarily widespread.

“If you have an epidemic in your rural area or in your town, you should really consider wearing a mask at home, assuming you are HIV positive if you have people in your home with comorbidities,” Birx said.

Trump recently insisted that the United States has more new daily cases than other countries due to more frequent testing for the virus.

Pelosi (D-Calif.) Reportedly saved Birx during a Thursday night meeting with White House officials, calling her “horrible” and “worse.”

“Deborah Birx is the worst. Wow, what horrible hands you are in, ”Pelosi told Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.

Fauci “is now a hero,” Pelosi added.

Birx became a well-known public figure in March during the Daily Briefings of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. She often showed graphics to contextualize the outbreak and became widely respected as an authoritative and sympathetic expert.

Birx became a social media star wearing a different silk scarf at each briefing. Some Republicans have referred to her as a potential future vice president.

Trump has denied being angered with Fauci, who appears regularly on television and in front of Congress.

“I have a very good relationship with Dr Fauci,” Trump said last week.

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