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Trump calls Birx’s dire warning on widespread coronavirus in the US ‘pathetic’

Trump calls Birx’s dire warning on widespread coronavirus in the US ‘pathetic’

Trump calls Birx's warning pathetic

Donald Trump publicly rebuked a second member of the White House coronavirus  taskforce on Monday morning, calling Deborah Birx’s assessment of  Covid-19’s spread “pathetic” in a tweet.

Birx warned on Sunday that the coronavirus was entering a new phase  in the US and infections were now “extraordinarily widespread” across  the country, instead of clustering mainly in a clutch of states and big  cities.

That same day, the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, was critical of Birx in an interview with ABC’s This Week.

The US has the world’s largest number of cases at 4.6m, or  one-quarter of the global total, and 154,361 deaths. Black, Latino and Native communities are experiencing a disproportionate number of deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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