Top US coronavirus testing czar Adm. Brett Giroir came to the defense of public health officials after Trump shared a tweet accusing them of lying amid the pandemic.
“Look, we may occasionally make mistakes based on the information we have, but none of us lie,” he told NBC News. “We are completely transparent with the American people.”
Giroir did not dig deeper into Trump’s intentions when sharing the tweet, saying he is more concerned with delivering clear insight during the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic.
However, members of the Trump administration and the president himself have gone after Giroir’s colleague on the coronavirus task force — infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci.
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The top US coronavirus testing czar defended the experts on the White House coronavirus task force and other health officials after President Donald Trump shared a tweet accusing them of lying amid the pandemic.

Trump retweeted a post from conservative television host Chuck Woolery, who wrote that the “most outrageous lies are the ones about COVID-19.”

“Everyone is lying. The CDC, Media, Democrats, our Doctors, not all but most, that we are told to trust,” Woolery wrote in the Sunday tweet. “I think it’s all about the election and keeping the economy from coming back, which is about the election. I’m sick of it.”

In an interview on NBC News’ “Today” show on Tuesday, Assistant Secretary of Health Adm. Brett Giroir, a pediatrician who also serves on the White House coronavirus task force, came to the defense of other public health officials.

“Look, we may occasionally make mistakes based on the information we have, but none of us lie,” he told NBC News. “We are completely transparent with the American people.”

Giroir refused to dig into Trump’s tweet further, saying he is more particularly concerned …read more

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