Following the media outrage over President Trump’s remarks concerning disinfectants and the coronavirus, Dr. Deborah Birx addresses how the media reports news.
The media has been having a field day with President Trump’s remarks last week concerning the potential use of disinfectants to treat COVID-19.
However, it seems that Trump’s Coronavirus Response Coordinator, Dr Deborah Birx, is having none of it.
On Sunday, Dr. Birx was on CNN’s State of the Union and, again, addressed the media’s reporting on the dialogue.
“It bothers me that this is still in the news cycle,” Birx told CNN’s Jake Tapper. “I worry that we don’t get the information to the American people that they need when we continue to bring up something that was from Thursday night.”
“It bothers me that this is still in the news cycle,” Dr. Deborah Birx says about Pres. Trump’s disinfectant remarks. “I worry that we don’t get the information to the American people that they need when we continue to bring up something that was from Thursday night" #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/eu9n1jCVkO
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) April 26, 2020
Birx also appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday morning, stating:
I think all of us are very clear and very clear in our discussions with the American people how we’re looking and utilizing data to drive decision making within the task force.
Every day, about 2:30 in the morning, I get every single piece of data coming in from every county, where we triangulate where is the virus moving, how are people responding to the virus, are we considering absolutely everything to protect American people? And triangulating that data to come up with that day’s work. Where should PPE go? Where should we be really talking with governors about a recent outbreak? How do we protect individuals that are in essential services? This is the discussion of the task force.
On Saturday, President Trump tweeted that press briefings are “not worth the time & effort.”
What is the purpose of having White House News Conferences when the Lamestream Media asks nothing but hostile questions, & then refuses to report the truth or facts accurately. They get record ratings, & the American people get nothing but Fake News. Not worth the time & effort!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 25, 2020