House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) now approves of White House coronavirus task force adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci — but his colleague, Dr. Deborah Birx? Not so much.
In fact, Pelosi reportedly slammed Dr. Birx as “the worst” behind closed doors on Thursday night.
According to Politico, Pelosi’s comments came during a private meeting with Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin and Trump’s Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, where she allegedly stated, “Deborah Birx is the worst. Wow, what horrible hands you’re in.”
Politico continued: “She accused Birx of spreading disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic, while praising Anthony Fauci, who she said ‘came to his senses, and is now a hero.’”
The animosity aimed at Birx comes after yet another hit piece in the New York Times.
While Birx has long been a respected member of the medical community and highly sought after in times such as these, she is now being mocked simply because she has publicly agreed with Trump about certain aspects of the handling of the pandemic.
The Times report stated, “A highly regarded infectious diseases expert, she was a constant source of upbeat news for the president and his aides, walking the halls with charts emphasizing that outbreaks were gradually easing.”
The White House, of course, defended Birx and downplayed the report.
After the New York Times report was published, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany stated, “Dr. Birx is an extraordinary doctor who served this country, dedicated her time to serving our country as an Army colonel. She served as an ambassador to PEPFAR, where she spent her life fighting AIDS and HIV abroad, and it is appalling the attack that I saw on her in The New York Times, based on no facts.”
“Dr. Birx for weeks has been sending out this data to governors, 400 pages of data to our governors, so they have the best information to make the best decisions for their people and their respective states. I have not seen anyone poring over data the way Dr. Birx has and the attack on her was frankly appalling and egregious and The New York Times should be very ashamed of themselves,” McEnany concluded.
Things will probably not get any easier for Birx as long as she continues to withhold from Democrats what they want to hear, i.e. Orange Man Bad.
Until she comes out and accuses Trump of botching the pandemic response, she will basically be considered Public Enemy Number 2, right behind Trump himself. As McEnany said, it’s truly appalling.