When the Coronavirus hit the United States, Donald Trump was lucky to have Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr Deborah Birx there to advise him. Both had long and distinguished careers. Trump, however, was too petty and small to take their advice and typically steamrolled them.Fauci had little time for Trump’s none and that was frequently clear. Birx, however, was willing to debase herself in order to stay in Trump’s good graces. “He’s been so attentive to the scientific literature and the details and the data,” Birx said in 2020. “I think his ability to analyze and integrate data that comes out of his long history in business has really been a real benefit during these discussions about medical issues.”
Birx waited until after Trump was out of office to hit back at Trump’s handling of the crisis. Not only were her actions far too late, she also drew the ire of the former president. He wrote on Truth Social on Monday:
“Dr. Deborah Birx, while working as a top health official in government, lost all credibility when she told people, in the strongest of terms, NOT TO TRAVEL DURING A MAJOR HOLIDAY because of the China Virus. She then traveled a very long way to be with a large number of people within her family. What she did was so shameful and egregious that her own family actually turned her in. So cool! How much do they hate her? She had few dresses, many scarves, and no class. I said, You’re Fired!!”
Trump, as usual, is lying about firing Birx. She served until the end of the Trump administration.
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.