I love the smell of Trump panic tweeting in the morning. It smells like Democratic landslide.
So Crazy Nancy Pelosi said horrible things about Dr. Deborah Birx, going after her because she was too positive on the very good job we are doing on combatting the China Virus, including Vaccines & Therapeutics. In order to counter Nancy, Deborah took the bait & hit us. Pathetic!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 3, 2020
“Horrible things?” Speaker Pelosi aka Crazy Nancy said that she lacked confidence in Dr. Birx. Birx presented herself early on as a Trump propagandist, talking about the “granular level” of comprehension Trump had of the coronavirus data presented to him. She knows as well as the rest of us do that he never even reads a daily presidential brief. And she jumped right on board when Trump said that the virus would just “magically fade away.” Birx is the coronavirus coordinator and she “was reportedly sharing models with senior staff that optimistically—and erroneously, it would turn out—predicted the virus would soon fade away,” according to the Vanity Fair bombshell which exposed Jared Kushner’s complicity in derailing the national testing program. Birx is in league with Kushner on a cover up and 157,000 people are dead. Birx has violated her Hippocratic Oath to first do no harm. And she was brought on board by Mike Pence to whitewash and do damage control and that’s what she did. Pelosi exercised admirable restraint in speaking about Birx, considering the facts.
Here’s the clip. You decide how this is saying “horrible things.”
“I think the president has been spreading disinformation about the virus and she is his appointee so, I don’t have confidence there, no,” Speaker Pelosi tells @MarthaRaddatz when asked is she has confidence in Dr. Deborah Birx. https://t.co/AcRMp08uJm pic.twitter.com/delRukW4YK
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) August 2, 2020
Legal minds are discussing causes of action which apply to this mis-administration’s mishandling of the coronavirus. Although one administration holding another administration accountable for malfeasance is not something that is generally done, the facts of this case are extraordinary and an exception may be made.
Birx’s most egregious moment in this entire pandemic debacle came when Trump turned to her and asked about injecting bleach and using UV lights — and she didn’t expose that notion for the idiocy that it was right then and there. As a result of that, a lot of Americans began drinking fish tank cleaner. Calls to poison control centers spiked. Deborah Birx is an M.D. The fact that she backed a game show host’s delusions rather than stay true to the creed of her profession is appalling. She needs to be held accountable along with the rest of them. If anything, Pelosi downplayed Birx’s role so as not to inflame another front of the culture war.
But what Trump is really reacting to, is the fact that Birx was finally forced to say that the virus is “extraordinarily widespread.” Yes it is. And why is that? Because some bozo chose to sweep it under the rug starting in November, 2019. And that’s why 157,000 people are dead.
“It’s not super spreading individuals, it’s super spreading events and we need to stop those,” Birx told CNN. “We definitely need to take more precautions.” In Donald Trump’s mind, this is betrayal. It’s laudable, perhaps, that Birx is finally coming clean but for many Americans who are no longer with us, it’s too little too late.