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Dr. Birx: ‘There is nothing from the CDC that I can trust’

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According to a new bombshell report from The Washington Post, the White House Coronavirus Task Force response administrator is doubting the administration’s numbers.

Dr. Deborah Birx reportedly made the comments during a Wednesday meeting.

“During a task force meeting Wednesday, a heated discussion broke out between Deborah Birx, the physician who oversees the administration’s coronavirus response, and Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Birx and others were frustrated with the CDC’s antiquated system for tracking virus data, which they worried was inflating some statistics — such as mortality rate and case count — by as much as 25 percent, according to four people present for the discussion or later briefed on it. Two senior administration officials said the discussion was not heated,” the newspaper reported.

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“There is nothing from the CDC that I can trust,” Birx reportedly said, according to two of the people.

“The flare-up came two days after it was reported that an internal government model, based on data from the CDC and other agencies, projected the daily death count would rise to 3,000 by June 1,” the newspaper noted.


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Some Trump advisers privately admit there's not much evidence to show West could peel off support from Biden, and they're worried the mentally precarious musician's foray into politics could backfire, reported The Daily Beast.

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A new ad from progressive PAC MeidasTouch takes President Donald Trump's repeated claims about "hoaxes' and throws them back in his face.

The ad starts with Trump's claim about climate change being a "hoax," and then shows how global temperatures have continued to increase, as have deadly floods and wildfires.

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And finally, it shows Trump telling rallygoers earlier this year that Democrats' criticism of his handling of the novel coronavirus is "their new hoax" -- and then shows how infections and deaths have surged ever since.

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Trump blasted for naming ‘war criminal’ and Iran-Contra convict Elliott Abrams as Iran envoy

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Following the resignation Thursday of State Department Iran envoy Brian Hook, President Donald Trump named as his replacement current special representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams, a notorious warmonger and supporter of Latin American death squads who was convicted in 1991 of withholding information from Congress during the Iran-Contra scandal.

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