WATCH: CNN Doctor Absolutely Unloads on “Victim Playing” Deborah Birx
It was clear during the COVID pandemic that Donald Trump was more interested in playing politics than saving American lives. But yesterday’s CNN interview with a number of Doctors involved with the White House response team shined a light on just how bad the problem was.
Dr. Deborah Birx admitted that she knew Trump’s words were hurting the country. She did little to stop him from doing so, though. And during an appearance on CNN’s New Day, Dr. Jonathan Reiner blasted Birx for “playing the victim.”
Reiner told host Alysin Camerota, “What really bothered me, frankly, about Dr. Birx is that she portrayed herself a victim. She sort of portrayed herself as like an ill-fated passenger on the Titanic when, in fact, she was an officer on the bridge charged with watching out for icebergs.”
The doctor continued, “This administration sidelined her with Scott Atlas. She refused to attend meetings with him but she never said publicly that what he was saying was dangerous and damaging to the pandemic effort. She had opportunities over and over and over again — as did they all — to speak out.”
Reiner closed his comments, “The public needed to know from the very beginning how bad this was going to be. When the president hired somebody who believed actually in natural herd immunity, in letting the virus burn through the community — that was Dr. Atlas — nobody spoke up. When the president held dozens of mass rallies during the pandemic, no one spoke up.”
Watch a clip of the comments below, courtesy of CNN: