Donald Trump defends Dr Deborah Birx after calling her Covid-19 assessment ‘pathetic’

Guardian News

Published on Aug 3, 2020

The US president has defended his public health expert Deborah Birx after she drew criticism from House speaker Nancy Pelosi and from his own earlier tweet, labelling her assessment of Covid-19’s spread as ‘pathetic’. Pelosi targeted Birx, saying Trump spread coronavirus misinformation and Birx was his appointee. The president pointed to coronavirus flareups overseas as a measure of the US success, saying the country was doing very well and adding he had a lot of respect for Birx Trump calls Birx’s dire warning on widespread coronavirus in the US ‘pathetic’

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