Speaking on the Christian Broadcasting Network's Faith Nation this Wednesday, White House response coordinator for the US Coronavirus Task Force, Dr. Deborah Birx, talked about the role faith communities can play in the effort to stem the outbreak, both by "giving out accurate and important information and ensuring that everyone in the household feels engaged in their community even though they're at home themselves."
At one point during the interview, Dr. Birx praised President Trump for what she said is his attentiveness to science.
"He is so attentive to the scientific literature and the details and the data, and 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," she said.
"[Trump is] so attentive to the scientific literature & the details & the data. I think his ability to analyze & in… https://t.co/tvhsaaByu0— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1585322053.0
Birx's comment baffled many of Trump's critics on Twitter, who believe his downplaying of the virus' threat in the early days of the outbreak is directly responsible for the fact that it's currently spiraling out of control.
Ok, that’s it. Dr Birx just threw all her credibility out the window. Trump is NOT attentive to anything but his i… https://t.co/h61bTHwBnr— Joe Walsh (@Joe Walsh)1585322921.0
The sane, science-respecting half of the United States will not be able to trust Birx going forward after watching… https://t.co/7J5ITGOmJt— Dan Murphy (@Dan Murphy)1585322992.0
Sad—no, infuriating—to see Dr. Birx, a seemingly competent professional, utter such demonstrable nonsense during a… https://t.co/c6VpFZTPCj— Stephen Schwartz (@Stephen Schwartz)1585324231.0
Cmon. I worked for Obama for five years. He is one of the smartest people Ive met (& Ive worked most of my life at… https://t.co/LDA25C2y5X— Michael McFaul (@Michael McFaul)1585324025.0
@atrupar Dr Birx is now a card carrying member of the Trumpism cult, and as such, we must stop listening to EVERYTH… https://t.co/fZdH9VmXId— Adam Rifkin 🐼 (@Adam Rifkin 🐼)1585322712.0
@atrupar She’s done drank the koolaid.— 1-20-21 Hurry Up! (@1-20-21 Hurry Up!)1585324195.0
@atrupar Has Trump infected her with GOPID-45?— Marc Goldstein (@Marc Goldstein)1585322262.0
@atrupar What does she possibly have to gain by spreading this disinformation? It is so troubling how people in Tru… https://t.co/GcJQe5o9kA— whathappensnext (@whathappensnext)1585322190.0
@atrupar Nobody should listen to her anymore— Katie (@Katie)1585326825.0
@nhannahjones @atrupar The longer you expose yourself to a malignant narcissistic psychopath, you inevitably become… https://t.co/0CEzsq1DBl— Robert Covington Jr. (@Robert Covington Jr.)1585327342.0