Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said Dr. Deborah Birx’s claims in her CNN interview were “patently false.”
“What we heard on the CNN report was rhetoric we never heard in the West Wing from Deborah Birx or Dr. Fauci,” Meadows told War Room, Monday.
“For Dr. Birx to say that hundreds of thousands of people’s lives would have been saved if we had done things differently is patently false, not accurate and was never uttered in the White House,” he said.
Meadows also said Dr. Birx’s misrepresented her “uncomfortable” phone call with President Trump. The call was not about Dr. Birx speaking truth to power. It was about her pushing unscientific recommendations to keep schools closed.
“The uncomfortable phone call…had to deal with the fact that Dr. Deborah Birx started talking about keeping schools closed and remote learning and that had everything to do with the fact that was not based on science,” Meadows said.
“The president did not threaten her,” Meadows added. “It may have been uncomfortable because she was out there saying something that was not based on the facts.”