Trump slams Covid-19 comment by Dr. Birx as ‘pathetic’ 03:02 (CNN)Every time President Donald Trump and his political team claim great progress in the pandemic it’s a dangerous sign: things are likely about to get worse.
Forever spinning their failure in handling the crisis, Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on Monday made selective claims of "significant" advances and "very encouraging" signs and celebrated "plateauing" cases in sunbelt areas that might have escaped their disasters by ignoring the President’s advice.
Their cheerleading clashed with forecasts from government health experts that 1,000 Americans a day will die from Covid-19 in coming weeks, and an alarming warning from Dr. Deborah Birx , which led Trump to effectively brand the 40-year public health servant in a tweet as "pathetic."
The President also renewed blatantly false claims that the United States had done a better job than many other countries that are now seeing flareups of the disease that pale in comparison with the disaster in the southern United States. Fact check: Another Trump briefing, more Trump falsehoods on coronavirus and mail-in voting In a news conference packed with dubious superlatives and gushing praise for his government’s work in fulfilling routine procurement tasks, Trump sketched a completely different reality from the one unfolding across the nation.
Perhaps the most concerning aspect of his briefing was not the massive misrepresentations but that the White House is so confined to its constantly tested Covid-19 bubble that it actually believes its own propaganda.
"We are beginning to see evidence of significant progress nationwide," Trump said, five months into a pandemic that he initially denied, and then neglected.
"An encouraging sign. Very encouraging," […]