August 3, 2020

‘Pathetic!’ — Trump lashes out at virus coordinator

Washington (AFP) – President Donald Trump on Monday lashed out at his coronavirus response coordinator Deborah Birx after she sounded a grim warning about the pandemic’s new surge, calling her remarks “pathetic.”Trump, angered by what he sees as overly pessimistic media coverage of his handling of the pandemic, said Birx had given into pressure to sound negative.”Deborah took the bait & hit us. Pathetic!” he tweeted.On Sunday, Birx told CNN that the United States, which has already seen nearly 155,000 deaths from COVID-19, is entering “a new phase” of viral spread.”It is extraordinarily widesp…


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