Trump Comes To Birx’s Defense After Lashing Out At Her On Twitter

August 3, 2020
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After lashing out at Dr. Deborah Birx, President Trump on Monday came to the top health official’s defense.

“She’s a person I have a lot of respect for,” Trump said. However, earlier Monday, Trump called a dire warning from Birx on the coronavirus pandemic “pathetic.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has ramped up her criticism of Birx in recent days, accusing her of enabling Trump’s more outlandish theories on COVID-19.

Trump hit back at Pelosi during Monday’s briefing, saying that the House speaker has treated Birx “very badly.”

Follow along with the TPM staff’s coverage of the press conference below:

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