Former President Donald Trump fired back at his onetime coronavirus adviser, Dr. Deborah Birx, after she told CNN that the previous administration could have prevented hundreds of thousands of deaths from the coronavirus and that she had a “very uncomfortable” conversation with Trump.
“Dr. Birx is a proven liar with very little credibility left,” Trump said in a statement Monday.
Trump, claiming many of Birx’s recommendations were viewed as “pseudo-science,” said that even top White House coronavirus adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci “would always talk negatively about her and, in fact, would ask not to be in the same room with her.”
Earlier Monday, former Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said Birx’s statements in the CNN interview were “patently false.”
“Well, what we heard from the CNN report last night was rhetoric that we never heard in the West Wing from Deborah Birx or Dr. Fauci,” Meadows said in an interview with onetime Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon.
Meadow said he hopes that for her sake, CNN edited some of her remarks, taking them out of context.
“For Dr. Birx to say that hundreds of thousands of people’s lives would have been saved if we had done things differently,