Dr. Birx Claims Several People Within the Trump Administration Believe COVID-19 to be a ‘Hoax’
Several people within the Trump White House believed the coronavirus pandemic to be a “hoax,” said a coordinator on the Trump administration’s Covid task force and one of its leading spokespeople.
“There were people who definitely believed that this was a hoax,” Dr. Deborah Birx told CBS in an interview that aired on Sunday.
“I think because the information was confusing in the beginning. I think because we didn’t talk about the spectrum of disease, because everyone interpreted on what they knew, and so they saw people get Covid and be fine. And then they had us talking about how severe the disease is and how it could cause these unbelievable fatalities of our American public,” Dr. Birx said, attempting to explain the origins of the conspiracy theories about the virus at the White House.