The doctor had belonged to the Corona working group of the White House under Trump. There were repeated reports of differences of opinion between Trump and experts in the round. At the beginning of the pandemic, Trump denied the danger posed by the virus, and later advertised certain drugs or procedures as supposed miracle cures without scientific evidence. Until recently he had made it clear that he found wearing masks rather annoying.
Birx criticized Trump’s downplaying of the corona
Birx had already reported in January that Trump had consciously resorted to statistics that made the situation appear less dramatic (the SPIEGEL video is available here: “I saw Trump presenting graphics that I had never done”) .
Trump’s publicly presented idea of injecting disinfectants into people in the fight against the coronavirus also caused a stir. Birx, who was present at Trump’s appearance at the time, told ABC a few days ago that she did not know at that moment how to react. The moment haunts her until today. “I still think about it every day.”