August 4, 2020 at 12:16 AM EDT
Soon after months of favor, Birx raises Trump’s ire with grim coronavirus evaluation
President Trump additional disparaged his senior health and fitness advisers on Monday even as the pandemic deepened its hold on the country, as the White House’s top coronavirus coordinator, Deborah Birx, joined Anthony S. Fauci and other experts on the getting conclude of the president’s ire.
Birx — who developed a job top community well being initiatives from HIV/AIDS — rapidly garnered Trump’s favor before this year for publicly championing the administration’s coronavirus reaction, becoming a prominent figure both equally within and outside the house the White Residence.
But she before long lost guidance in swaths of the scientific and clinical group for seeming to limit the virus and to permit Trump’s overly rosy watch of the pandemic. This earlier weekend, Birx misplaced the backing of the nation’s major Democrat, Residence Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), who privately named Birx “the worst” and publicly mentioned she had no self-confidence in her.
And lastly on Monday early morning, Birx appeared to eliminate floor with maybe her most important constituency, Trump himself, who dismissed her as “pathetic.”
By Ashley Parker, Josh Dawsey and Yasmeen Abutaleb
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