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Dr. Birx Recounts 'Very Uncomfortable' Trump Conversation: ‘I Feel Like I Was Being Watched’

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Former White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx on Sunday recalled the pressure she came under from Donald Trump, recounting a “very uncomfortable conversation” with the then-president after a CNN interview, and claiming she felt as if she “was being watched.”

Speaking to CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta in an interview set to air in full on Sunday night, Birx—who recently began a private-sector job for an air purification company and joined the George W. Bush Institute as a senior fellow—insisted she came under fire from within the Trump administration for warning about the dangers of the pandemic.

“I knew I was being watched,” Birx told Gupta. “Everybody inside was waiting for me to make a misstep so that they could, I guess, remove me from the [coronavirus] task force.”

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