Dr. Birx Pressed on Whether She Ever Considered Quitting Trump COVID-19 Task Force: ‘Always’

Former White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx is speaking out about her time under the Trump administration.

CBS’s Margaret Brennan asked Birx in an interview set to air on Sunday if she ever considered quitting.

“Always. I mean, why would you want to put yourself through that every day?” Birx said.

She added, “Colleagues of mine that I had known for decades, decades, in that one experience, because I was in the White House, decided that I had become this political person, even though they had known me forever. I had to ask myself every morning, is there something that I think I can do that would be helpful in responding to this pandemic? And it’s something I asked myself every night.

Watch her remarks below:

She claimed she “wasn’t getting anywhere” before the election and she wrote a plan on what needed to happen the day after the election.

Brennan clarified with Birx, “Because you knew at that point that the election was a factor in communication about the virus?”

Birx replied, “Yes.”

Brennan asked Birx if she ever withheld information.

“No,” Birx answered.

In December, Birx announced her retirement after she received backlash for traveling over the Thanksgiving weekend and reportedly seeing family, as IJR reported.

“I want the Biden administration to be successful,” Birx said. “I will be helpful in any role that people think I can be helpful in, and then I will retire.”

Birx explained the effects the criticism had on her family.

“This experience has been a bit overwhelming. It’s been very difficult on my family. I think what was done in the last week to my family, you know they didn’t choose this for me,” Birx said.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised Americans against traveling for Thanksgiving and urged them to celebrate at home with those they live with.

Responses

    1. I expect she felt a duty to serve the public health of the country, because if she didn’t, Trump would just pull some maniac like Scott Atlas and have him spew crazy talk instead.

  1. As for Birx….sounds like she’s looking to stay on the job considering the kissing up she’s doing.
    Rules are meant to be ignored if you’re a Democrat. Biden broke his own edict. All masks all the time in federal land. Indoors and outdoors. And yet at the touching (sarcasm) at the Washington Monument NO ONE wore them.

  2. Americans are mindless robots and that includes the brainless media. The CDC ADVISED Americans against traveling. They urged. They didn’t mandate. Are all Americans practiced experts in the fields of infectious disease? Are any of the reporters even independently knowledgeable about infectious disease? No.
    Ever seen a TV show where the experts in something or another caution: Do not try this at home?
    Was anyone infected when Doctor Birx traveled with her family? Well???
    She broke the rules! She broke the rules! She broke the rules! Whine!
    Have any of these sanctimonious media personalities even taken a rudimentary course in microbiology? But she broke the rules, you shriek! Morons.

    1. I find it odd that Trumpsters know what the rules of the CDC are. We witnessed Trump campaign rallies for months with no social distancing and scant masks wearing and no a word from Glen. We witnessed White House indoor and outdoor events–no masks, no social distancing and no word from Glen. We witnessed Lou Dobbs, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingham providing their opinions on a pandemic and criticizing Dr. Fauci, but no comments from Glen that they have no background in medicine or public health. No comments from Glen when it was reported that the HHS spokesman Michael Caputo made changes to the CDC announcements without possessing any background in medicine or public health. While I hope Trumpsters are NOW taking advice from medical experts, their past behavior is not indicative of such common sense.

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