Following months of favor, Birx raises Trump’s ire with grim coronavirus evaluation
President Trump additional disparaged his senior health advisers on Monday even as the pandemic deepened its maintain on the country, as the White House’s top coronavirus coordinator, Deborah Birx, joined Anthony S. Fauci and other researchers on the getting end of the president’s ire.
Birx — who designed a vocation primary public wellness attempts against HIV/AIDS — swiftly garnered Trump’s favor previously this yr for publicly championing the administration’s coronavirus reaction, getting to be a outstanding figure both inside of and outside the house the White Property.
But she shortly shed assist inside of swaths of the scientific and healthcare neighborhood for seeming to lower the virus and to allow Trump’s overly rosy perspective of the pandemic. This past weekend, Birx dropped the backing of the nation’s prime Democrat, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), who privately named Birx “the worst” and publicly stated she had no self-confidence in her.
And finally on Monday morning, Birx appeared to lose floor with probably her most significant constituency, Trump himself, who dismissed her as “pathetic.”
By Ashley Parker, Josh Dawsey and Yasmeen Abutaleb