NEW YORK (77 WABC) — President Trump has launched a Twitter assault against one of his leading medical experts.
Trump complained this morning about Dr. Deborah Birx, part of the coronavirus task force, for her appearance on CNN yesterday in depicting the pandemic.
The president appeared to call Birx “pathetic” for her response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from an interview on ABC’s “This Week.”
“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,” Trump tweeted. “In order to counter Nancy, Deborah took the bait & hit us. Pathetic!”
“I think the president is spending — spreading disinformation about the virus and she is his — she is his appointee,” Pelosi said. “So I don’t have confidence there, no.”
While Trump has tweeted negative comments or retweets about Dr Anthony Fauci, this marks the first time he turned on Birx, who has “tremendous respect” for Pelosi.
“What we are seeing today is different from March and April. It is extraordinarily widespread … it’s more widespread and it’s both rural and urban,” Birx said on CNN.