Dr. Deborah Birx is tired of answering questions about President Trump's "disinfectant" remarks.
During an appearance on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday, Dr. Birx seemed annoyed with host Jake Tapper for obsessing over sarcastic statements made by Trump last week.
Trump commented on using UV light and "disinfectant" internally to treat Covid-19. The President later said he was being sarcastic.
Not satisfied with her answers, Tapper pressed Dr. Birx to criticize Trump's remarks.
"I understand that you're taking a generous approach to this when it comes to President Trump musing aloud. But this is potentially dangerous," Tapper said.
"I mean, poison control centers got calls from people, and they had to issue statements saying, do not internally use disinfectants. As a doctor, doesn’t that bother you that you have to even spend any time discussing this?"
"Well, I think it bothers me that this is still in the news cycle," said Dr. Birx, who insisted that there are more important things to discuss such as protecting each other and herd immunity.
"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," said Dr. Birx.
"So, I think I have answered that question. I think the president made it clear that physicians had to study this. I think I have made it clear that this was a musing, as you — as you described. But I want us to move on to be able to get information to the American people that can help them protect each other and also help them understand how devastating this virus is to different age groups and different symptoms and different comorbidities."