August 4, 2020 at 12:16 AM EDT
After months of favor, Birx raises Trump’s ire with grim coronavirus assessment
President Trump even further disparaged his senior health and fitness advisers on Monday even as the pandemic deepened its hold on the country, as the White House’s leading coronavirus coordinator, Deborah Birx, joined Anthony S. Fauci and other experts on the acquiring conclusion of the president’s ire.
Birx — who developed a occupation major community well being attempts against HIV/AIDS — promptly garnered Trump’s favor previously this 12 months for publicly championing the administration’s coronavirus response, turning out to be a well known determine the two inside of and outdoors the White Residence.
But she quickly dropped assist inside swaths of the scientific and professional medical neighborhood for seeming to lower the virus and to help Trump’s overly rosy look at of the pandemic. This previous weekend, Birx misplaced the backing of the nation’s best Democrat, Residence Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), who privately known as Birx “the worst” and publicly said she had no assurance in her.
And ultimately on Monday morning, Birx appeared to drop ground with potentially her most crucial constituency, Trump himself, who dismissed her as “pathetic.”
By Ashley Parker, Josh Dawsey and Yasmeen Abutaleb
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