'Pathetic!': Trump accuses Birx of agreeing with Pelosi's criticism of pandemic response 

President Trump on Monday tweeted what appeared to be an attack on Dr. Deborah Birx, the coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force, for agreeing with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over the administration's approach to the pandemic.

"So Crazy Nancy Pelosi said horrible things about Dr. Deborah Birx, going after her because she was too positive on the very good job we are doing on combating the China Virus, including Vaccines & Therapeutics," Trump tweeted. "In order to counter Nancy, Deborah took the bait & hit us. Pathetic!"

It's unclear who or what Trump considered "pathetic", though the context suggests it was Birx for, in the president's view, taking Pelosi's "bait" and agreeing with the speaker.

In a closed-door meeting with White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin last week, Pelosi reportedly accused Birx of spreading disinformation about the coronavirus crisis, calling her the "worst" and adding that they were in "horrible hands" with her.

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US President Donald Trump and the Prince of Wales during the toast at the Return Dinner at Winfield House, the residence of the Ambassador of the United States of America to the UK, in Regent's Park, London, as part of his state visit to the UK.
US President Donald Trump and the Prince of Wales during the toast at the Return Dinner at Winfield House, the residence of the Ambassador of the United States of America to the UK, in Regent's Park, London, as part of his state visit to the UK.
The Prince of Wales, US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May at the Return Dinner at Winfield House, the residence of the Ambassador of the United States of America to the UK, in Regent's Park, London, as part of his state visit to the UK.
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall with US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania at Winfield House, the residence of the Ambassador of the United States of America to the UK, in Regent's Park, London, for the Return Dinner as part of his state visit to the UK.
ALTERNATE CROP The Prince of Wales is greeted by US President Donald Trump outside Winfield House, the residence of the Ambassador of the United States of America to the UK, in Regent's Park, London, for the Return Dinner as part of his state visit to the UK.
Ivanka Trump at the Return Dinner at Winfield House, the residence of the Ambassador of the United States of America to the UK, in Regent's Park, London, as part of US President Donald Trumps's state visit to the UK.
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt attends the Return Dinner hosted by US President Donald Trump at Winfield House, the residence of the Ambassador of the United States of America to the UK, in Regent's Park, London, as part of his state visit to the UK.
Melania Trump with Philip May at the Return Dinner at Winfield House, the residence of the Ambassador of the United States of America to the UK, in Regent's Park, London, as part of US President Donald Trumps's state visit to the UK.
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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall with US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania at Winfield House, the residence of the Ambassador of the United States of America to the UK, in Regent's Park, London, for the Return Dinner as part of his state visit to the UK.
Prime Minister Theresa May and US President Donald Trump during their joint press conference at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, in London, on the second day of his state visit to the UK.
The talking points from the second day of the state visit.
Prime Minister Theresa May and US President Donald Trump during their joint press conference at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, in London, on the second day of his state visit to the UK.
President Donald Trump walks with British Prime Minister Theresa May to a news conference at the Foreign Office, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in central London. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and President Donald Trump walk through the Quadrangle of the Foreign Office for a joint press conference in central London, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Prime Minister Theresa May welcoming US President Donald Trump to Downing Street, London, on the second day of his state visit to the UK.
(left to right) Prime Minister Theresa May welcoming US President Donald Trump to Downing Street, London, on the second day of his state visit to the UK.
(left to right) Philip May and Prime Minister Theresa May welcoming US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump to Downing Street, London, on the second day of his state visit to the UK.
Prime Minister Theresa May with US President Donald Trump in Downing Street, London, on the second day of his state visit to the UK.
Prime Minister Theresa May (left) with US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump view a historical document in Downing Street, London, on the second day of his state visit to the UK.
(left to right) Philip May and Prime Minister Theresa May welcoming US President Donald Trump and Melania Trump to Downing Street, London, on the second day of his state visit to the UK.
The motorcade with US President Donald Trump's limousine, nicknamed "The Beast" arrives in Downing Street, London, on the second day of his state visit to the UK.
Anti-Trump demonstrators with a banner that reads "take your hands off out NHS" pose in front of a giant balloon depicting US President Donald Trump as an orange baby in Parliament Square in London on June 4, 2019, on the second day of Trump's three-day State Visit to the UK. - US President Donald Trump turns from pomp and ceremony to politics and business on Tuesday as he meets Prime Minister Theresa May on the second day of a state visit expected to be accompanied by mass protests. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP) (Photo credit should read TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images)
The Donald Trump baby balloon set up in Parliament Square, London on the second day of the state visit to the UK by US President Donald Trump.
Members of the Baby Trump Balloon team set up the Donald Trump baby balloon in Parliament Square, London on the second day of the state visit to the UK by US President Donald Trump.
Members of the Baby Trump Balloon team set up the Donald Trump baby balloon in Parliament Square, London on the second day of the state visit to the UK by US President Donald Trump.

U.S President Donald Trump, center left, and British Prime Minister Theresa May, center right, attend a business roundtable event at St. James's Palace, London, Tuesday June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: U.S President Donald Trump attends a business roundtable with Prime Minister Theresa May at St. James's Palace, during the second day of his State Visit on June 4, 2019 in London, England. President Trump's three-day state visit began with lunch with the Queen, followed by a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace, whilst today he will attend business meetings with the Prime Minister and the Duke of York, before travelling to Portsmouth to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. (Photo by Tim Ireland - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
A 16ft talking robot of US President Donald Trump sitting on a gold toilet in Trafalgar Square, London on the second day of the state visit to the UK by US President Donald Trump.
US President Donald Trump and Queen Elizabeth II during the State Banquet at Buckingham Palace, London, on day one of President Trump's three day state visit to the UK.
Queen Elizabeth II, US President Donald Trump and the Prince of Wales arrive through the East Gallery during the State Banquet at Buckingham Palace, London, on day one of the US President's three day state visit to the UK.
RETRANSMITTED CORRECTING BYLINE (left to right) US President Donald Trump, Queen Elizabeth II, Melania Trump, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, during a group photo ahead of the State Banquet at Buckingham Palace, London, on day one of US President Donald Trump's three day state visit to the UK.
(left to right) US President Donald Trump, Queen Elizabeth II and Melania Trump, during a group photo ahead of the State Banquet at Buckingham Palace, London, on day one of US President Donald Trump's three day state visit to the UK.
US President Donald Trump and Queen Elizabeth II during the State Banquet at Buckingham Palace, London, on day one of President Trump's three day state visit to the UK.
US President Donald Trump and Queen Elizabeth II during the State Banquet at Buckingham Palace, London, on day one of President Trump's three day state visit to the UK.
US President Donald Trump, centre left and his wife, first lady Melania, left, listen to Britain's Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall prior to afternoon tea at Clarence House, in London, Monday, June 3, 2019. Trump is on a three-day state visit to Britain. (Victoria Jones/Pool Photo via AP)
US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania (left) at Clarence House in London to take tea with the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall on the first day of his state visit to the UK.
A protester wearing a 'No Trumps' hat on The Mall in London during the first day of the US President Donald Trump's state visit to the UK.
Ivanka Trump, daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, and Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York are seen at Buckingham palace in London, Britain June 3, 2019. Tolga Akmen/Pool via REUTERS
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner during a tour of Westminster Abbey in central London, on day one of US President Donald Trump's state visit to the UK.
Ivanka Trump during a tour of Westminster Abbey in central London, on day one of US President Donald Trump's state visit to the UK.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 03: Prince Andrew, Duke of York smiles with US President Donald Trump (L) during the visit to Westminster Abbey on June 03, 2019 in London, England. President Trump's three-day state visit will include lunch with the Queen, and a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace, as well as business meetings with the Prime Minister and the Duke of York, before travelling to Portsmouth to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 03: Prince Andrew, Duke of York smiles and shakes hands with US President Donald Trump during the visit to Westminster Abbey on June 03, 2019 in London, England. President Trump's three-day state visit will include lunch with the Queen, and a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace, as well as business meetings with the Prime Minister and the Duke of York, before travelling to Portsmouth to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are seen at Westminster Abbey as part of their state visit in London, Britain June 3, 2019. REUERS/Simon Dawson
U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are seen at Westminster Abbey as part of their state visit in London, Britain June 3, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
US President Donald Trump, accompanied by his wife Melania and the Duke of York, places a wreath on the Grave of the Unknown Warrior during a tour of Westminster Abbey in central London, on day one of his state visit to the UK.
U.S. President Donald Trump motorcade is seen travelling down The Mall during his state visit to Britain, in London, Britain, June 3, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (L) views a display of US items of the Royal collection with US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump at Buckingham palace at Buckingham Palace in central London on June 3, 2019, on the first day of their three-day State Visit to the UK. - Britain rolled out the red carpet for US President Donald Trump on June 3 as he arrived in Britain for a state visit already overshadowed by his outspoken remarks on Brexit. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (L) views a display of US items of the Royal collection with US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump at Buckingham palace at Buckingham Palace in central London on June 3, 2019, on the first day of their three-day State Visit to the UK. - Britain rolled out the red carpet for US President Donald Trump on June 3 as he arrived in Britain for a state visit already overshadowed by his outspoken remarks on Brexit. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and Britain's Queen Elizabeth review items from the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace, in London, Britain, June 3, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex looks on as US President Donald Trump views US items of the Royal Collection at Buckingham palace at Buckingham Palace in central London on June 3, 2019, on the first day of their three-day State Visit to the UK. - Britain rolled out the red carpet for US President Donald Trump on June 3 as he arrived in Britain for a state visit already overshadowed by his outspoken remarks on Brexit. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Ivanka Trump and her husband Senior Advisor to the President of the United States Jared Kushner view displays of US items of the Royal Collection with Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York at Buckingham palace at Buckingham Palace in central London on June 3, 2019, on the first day of their three-day State Visit to the UK. - Britain rolled out the red carpet for US President Donald Trump on June 3 as he arrived in Britain for a state visit already overshadowed by his outspoken remarks on Brexit. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II greets US President Donald Trump as he arrives for the Ceremonial Welcome at Buckingham Palace, London, on day one of his three day state visit to the UK.
U.S. President Donald Trump and Britain's Queen Elizabeth review items from the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace, in London, Britain, June 3, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, Queen Elizabeth II, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles and others, walk in the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace, Monday, June 3, 2019, in London. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and Queen Elizabeth II, walk in the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace, Monday, June 3, 2019, in London. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Ivanka Trump and her husband Senior Advisor to the President of the United States Jared Kushner view displays of US items of the Royal Collection with Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York at Buckingham palace at Buckingham Palace in central London on June 3, 2019, on the first day of their three-day State Visit to the UK. - Britain rolled out the red carpet for US President Donald Trump on June 3 as he arrived in Britain for a state visit already overshadowed by his outspoken remarks on Brexit. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Protesters near Westminster Abbey, London, during the first day of the state visit of US President Donald Trump to the UK.
Royal guards march down Birdcage Walk on route to Westminster Abbey, London, ahead of US President Donald Trump on day one of his three day state visit to the UK.
Royal guards march down Birdcage Walk on route to Westminster Abbey, London, ahead of US President Donald Trump on day one of his three day state visit to the UK.
A protester (left) and a Trump supporter exchange views outside Buckingham Palace, London, during the first day of a state visit to the UK by US President Donald Trump.
A police officer (left) intervenes to break up a heated debate between a protester and a Trump supporter (right) outside Buckingham Palace, London, during the first day of a state visit to the UK by US President Donald Trump.
U.S. President Donald Trump and Britain's Prince Charles speak with guards during a welcome ceremony in Buckingham Palace, in London, Britain, June 3, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania are welcomed by Queen Elizabeth II during the Ceremonial Welcome at Buckingham Palace, London, on day one of his three day state visit to the UK. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II greets US President Donald Trump as he arrives for the Ceremonial Welcome at Buckingham Palace, London, on day one of his three day state visit to the UK.
U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump meet with Britain's Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace, in London, Britain, June 3, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville/Pool
Queen Elizabeth II and US President Donald Trump during a Ceremonial Welcome at Buckingham Palace, London, on day one of his three day state visit to the UK.
U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attend a welcome ceremony with Britain's Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace, in London, Britain, June 3, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville/Pool
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (C) talks with US First Lady Melania Trump (L) as Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (R) listens during a welcome ceremony at Buckingham Palace in central London on June 3, 2019, on the first day of the US president and First Lady's three-day State Visit to the UK. - Britain rolled out the red carpet for US President Donald Trump on June 3 as he arrived in Britain for a state visit already overshadowed by his outspoken remarks on Brexit. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)
(L-R) US First Lady Melania Trump, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, US President Donald Trump, Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall stand on the steps as the US national anthem plays during a welcome ceremony at Buckingham Palace in central London on June 3, 2019, on the first day of the US president and First Lady's three-day State Visit to the UK. - Britain rolled out the red carpet for US President Donald Trump on June 3 as he arrived in Britain for a state visit already overshadowed by his outspoken remarks on Brexit. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump and Prince Charles inspect the Guard of Honor at Buckingham Palace, Monday, June 3, 2019, in London. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
(Left to right) First Lady Melania Trump, Queen Elizabeth II, US President Donald Trump, The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall inspect the Guard of Honour during a Ceremonial Welcome at Buckingham Palace, London, on day one of his three day state visit to the UK.
US presidential helicopters pass the Queen Victoria Memorial outside Buckingham Palace in London, as President Donald Trump arrives to meet Queen Elizabeth II.
US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania arrive in Marine One at Buckingham Palace, in London on day one of his three day state visit to the UK.
US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania arrive in Marine One at Buckingham Palace, in London on day one of his three day state visit to the UK.
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall greet US President Donald Trump as he arrives for the Ceremonial Welcome at Buckingham Palace, London, on day one of his three day state visit to the UK.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 03: U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive at Buckingham Palace on Marine One on June 3, 2019 in London, England. President Trump's three-day state visit will include lunch with the Queen, and a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace, as well as business meetings with the Prime Minister and the Duke of York, before travelling to Portsmouth to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. (Photo by Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall wait to meet US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania as they arrive in Marine One at Buckingham Palace, in London on day one of his three day state visit to the UK.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 03: U.S. President Donald Trump is greeted by Prince Charles, Prince of Wales on his arrival at Buckingham Palace on Marine One on June 3, 2019 in London, England. President Trump's three-day state visit will include lunch with the Queen, and a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace, as well as business meetings with the Prime Minister and the Duke of York, before travelling to Portsmouth to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. (Photo by Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (R) walks with Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (L) as he arrives for a welcome ceremony at Buckingham Palace in central London on June 3, 2019, on the first day of the US president and First Lady's three-day State Visit to the UK. - Britain rolled out the red carpet for US President Donald Trump on June 3 as he arrived in Britain for a state visit already overshadowed by his outspoken remarks on Brexit. (Photo by TOBY MELVILLE / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read TOBY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump walks with Prince Charles and first lady Melania Trump walks with Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, after arriving at Buckingham Palace, Monday, June 3, 2019, in London. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 03: U.S. President Donald Trump is greeted by Prince Charles, Prince of Wales on his arrival at Buckingham Palace on Marine One on June 3, 2019 in London, England. President Trump's three-day state visit will include lunch with the Queen, and a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace, as well as business meetings with the Prime Minister and the Duke of York, before travelling to Portsmouth to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. (Photo by Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Ivanka Trump (C) and her husband Senior Advisor to the President of the United States Jared Kushner (R) watch from a balcony as the US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump arrive for a welcome ceremony at Buckingham Palace in central London on June 3, 2019, on the first day of their three-day State Visit to the UK. - Britain rolled out the red carpet for US President Donald Trump on June 3 as he arrived in Britain for a state visit already overshadowed by his outspoken remarks on Brexit. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Guests including White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders (L) watches from a balcony as the US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump arrive for a welcome ceremony at Buckingham Palace in central London on June 3, 2019, on the first day of their three-day State Visit to the UK. - Britain rolled out the red carpet for US President Donald Trump on June 3 as he arrived in Britain for a state visit already overshadowed by his outspoken remarks on Brexit. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Ivanka Trump (2R) and her husband Senior Advisor to the President of the United States Jared Kushner (R) watch from a balcony as the US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump arrive for a welcome ceremony at Buckingham Palace in central London on June 3, 2019, on the first day of their three-day State Visit to the UK. - Britain rolled out the red carpet for US President Donald Trump on June 3 as he arrived in Britain for a state visit already overshadowed by his outspoken remarks on Brexit. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 03: The Presidential state car arrives at Buckingham Palace during the visit of US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on June 03, 2019 in London, England. President Trump's three-day state visit will include lunch with the Queen, and a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace, as well as business meetings with the Prime Minister and the Duke of York, before travelling to Portsmouth to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Activist from Amnesty International unfurl anti-Trump banners from Vauxhall Bridge in sight of the US Embassy in central London, on day one of US President Donald Trump's state visit to the UK.
Flags on the Mall leading up to Buckingham Palace, London, during the first day of a state visit to the UK by US President Donald Trump. (Photo by Steve Parsons/PA Images via Getty Images)
Part of the President's motorcade drives past Buckingham Palace, London, during the first day of a state visit to the UK by US President Donald Trump.
Tourists watch as the Household Cavalry make their way down to Horse Guards Parade from Buckingham Palace, London, during the first day of a state visit to the UK by US President Donald Trump.
Police officers alongside their vehicles at Stansted airport in Essex ahead of the arrival there of US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania, aboard Air Force One, for the start of his three day state visit to the UK.
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump make their way to board Air Force One before departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on June 2, 2019. - US President Donald Trump is flying to England for a three-day state visit. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (R) and US First Lady Melania Trump (L) disembark Air Force One at Stansted Airport, north of London on June 3, 2018, as they begin a three-day State Visit to the UK. - Britain rolled out the red carpet for US President Donald Trump on June 3 as he arrived in Britain for a state visit already overshadowed by his outspoken remarks on Brexit. (Photo by Isabel Infantes / AFP) (Photo credit should read ISABEL INFANTES/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive aboard Air Force One for their state visit to Britain, at Stansted Airport near London, Britain, June 3, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive for their state visit to Britain, at Stansted Airport near London, Britain, June 3, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
Marine One is seen in the air after U.S. President Donald Trump arrived for his state visit to Britain, at Stansted Airport near London, Britain, June 3, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
President Donald Trump is greeted by an honor guard as he and first lady Melania Trump arrive at Stansted Airport in England, Monday, June 3, 2019 at the start of a three day state visit to Britain. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
President Donald Trump salutes an honor guard as he and first lady Melania Trump arrive at Stansted Airport in England, Monday, June 3, 2019 at the start of a three day state visit to Britain. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Police marksmen scan the area as they await the arrival of President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump at Stansted Airport in England, Monday, June 3, 2019 at the start of a three day state visit to Britain. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
US President Donald Trump (L) and US First Lady Melania Trump (R) walk toward the Marine One helicopter after arriving at Stansted Airport, north of London on June 3, 2018, to begin a three-day State Visit to the UK. - Britain rolled out the red carpet for US President Donald Trump on June 3 as he arrived in Britain for a state visit already overshadowed by his outspoken remarks on Brexit. (Photo by Isabel Infantes / AFP) (Photo credit should read ISABEL INFANTES/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (R) is greeted by Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (L) as he disembarks Air Force One at Stansted Airport, north of London on June 3, 2018, as they begin a three-day State Visit to the UK. - Britain rolled out the red carpet for US President Donald Trump on June 3 as he arrived in Britain for a state visit already overshadowed by his outspoken remarks on Brexit. (Photo by Isabel Infantes / AFP) (Photo credit should read ISABEL INFANTES/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania arrive at Stansted Airport in Essex, aboard Air Force One for the start of his three day state visit to the UK.
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Pelosi repeated her criticism on ABC's This Week on Sunday.

"I think the president is spreading disinformation about the virus, and she is his appointee," Pelosi said. "So I don't have confidence there, no."

On CNN's State of the Union, Birx dismissed the suggestion that she has been painting too optimistic a view of the pandemic.

Birx also took issue with a New York Times article that characterised her as the "chief evangelist for the idea that the threat from the virus was fading."

"I have never been called Pollyannaish or nonscientific or non-data driven," Birx said. "And I will stake my 40-year career on those fundamental principles of utilising data to really implement better programs to save more lives."

In the same interview, Birx said the country is in a "new phase" of the pandemic, and warned that projections showing more than 300,000 American deaths from coronavirus by the end of the year could become reality. There have been more than 4.6 million confirmed Covid-19 cases in the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University, and over 154,000 deaths.

"What we are seeing today is different from March and April. It is extraordinarily widespread," Birx said. "Anything is possible if we don't have all — you know, public health is called public health because it has a public component. And we need all of the public to help us get control of this virus."

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TULSA, OK - JUNE 20: President Donald J. Trump speaks during a "Make America Great Again!" rally at the BOK Center on Saturday, June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, OK. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Protesters march and protest near the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma on June 20,2020. - Hundreds of supporters lined up early for Donald Trump's first political rally in months, saying the risk of contracting COVID-19 in a big, packed arena would not keep them from hearing the president's campaign message. (Photo by SETH HERALD / AFP) (Photo by SETH HERALD/AFP via Getty Images)
Members of the National Guard stand in formation as protesters march and protest near the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma on June 20,2020. - Hundreds of supporters lined up early for Donald Trump's first political rally in months, saying the risk of contracting COVID-19 in a big, packed arena would not keep them from hearing the president's campaign message. (Photo by SETH HERALD / AFP) (Photo by SETH HERALD/AFP via Getty Images)
A woman hands out face masks to Trump supporters ahead of US President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma June 20,2020. - Hundreds of supporters lined up early for Donald Trump's first political rally in months, saying the risk of contracting COVID-19 in a big, packed arena would not keep them from hearing the president's campaign message. (Photo by SETH HERALD / AFP) (Photo by SETH HERALD/AFP via Getty Images)
Supporters of US President Donald Trump wait to enter the gates leading to the BOK Center ahead of his campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma June 20,2020. - Hundreds of supporters lined up early for Donald Trump's first political rally in months, saying the risk of contracting COVID-19 in a big, packed arena would not keep them from hearing the president's campaign message. (Photo by SETH HERALD / AFP) (Photo by SETH HERALD/AFP via Getty Images)
Supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the gates leading to the BOK Center ahead of his campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma June 20,2020. - Hundreds of supporters lined up early for Donald Trump's first political rally in months, saying the risk of contracting COVID-19 in a big, packed arena would not keep them from hearing the president's campaign message. (Photo by SETH HERALD / AFP) (Photo by SETH HERALD/AFP via Getty Images)
Supporters of Donald Trump wait to enter the gates leading to the BOK Center ahead of US President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma June 20,2020. - Hundreds of supporters lined up early for Donald Trump's first political rally in months, saying the risk of contracting COVID-19 in a big, packed arena would not keep them from hearing the president's campaign message. (Photo by SETH HERALD / AFP) (Photo by SETH HERALD/AFP via Getty Images)
TULSA, OK - JUNE 20: President Donald J. Trump arrives for a "Make America Great Again!" rally at the BOK Center on Saturday, June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, OK. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
TULSA, OK - JUNE 20: Supporters wait in lines before President Donald J. Trump arrives for a "Make America Great Again!" rally at the BOK Center on Saturday, June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, OK. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
TULSA, OK - JUNE 20: A supporter sits alone in the top sections of seating as Vice President Mike Pence speaks before President Donald J. Trump arrives for a "Make America Great Again!" rally at the BOK Center on Saturday, June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, OK. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
TULSA, OK - JUNE 20: People wear face masks and shields as they sell Trump Campaign merchandise before President Donald J. Trump arrives for a "Make America Great Again!" rally at the BOK Center on Saturday, June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, OK. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
TULSA, USA - JUNE 20: U.S. President Donald Trump meet his supporters at his ''Make America Great Again'' rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States on June 20, 2020. (Photo by Kyle Mazza/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
TULSA, USA - JUNE 20: U.S. President Donald Trump meet his supporters at his ''Make America Great Again'' rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States on June 20, 2020. (Photo by Kyle Mazza/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
TULSA, USA - JUNE 20: U.S. President Donald Trump meet his supporters at his ''Make America Great Again'' rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States on June 20, 2020. (Photo by Kyle Mazza/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
A Trump supporter walks by a police line in Tulsa, Oklahoma where Donald Trump held a campaign rally earlier on June 20, 2020. - Hundreds of supporters lined up early for Donald Trump's first political rally in months, saying the risk of contracting COVID-19 in a big, packed arena would not keep them from hearing the president's campaign message. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
Police officers march towards the crowd where Trump supporters and anti-Trump protestors now roam together in Tulsa, Oklahoma where Donald Trump held a campaign rally earlier on June 20, 2020. - Hundreds of supporters lined up early for Donald Trump's first political rally in months, saying the risk of contracting COVID-19 in a big, packed arena would not keep them from hearing the president's campaign message. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the BOK Center on June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. - Hundreds of supporters lined up early for Donald Trump's first political rally in months, saying the risk of contracting COVID-19 in a big, packed arena would not keep them from hearing the president's campaign message. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)
TULSA, OKLAHOMA - JUNE 20: Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump react as he concludes speaking at a campaign rally at the BOK Center, June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Trump is holding his first political rally since the start of the coronavirus pandemic at the BOK Center today while infection rates in the state of Oklahoma continue to rise. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
A supporter wears a "It's OK to be White" shirt as he listens to US President Donald Trump speak during a campaign rally at the BOK Center on June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. - Hundreds of supporters lined up early for Donald Trump's first political rally in months, saying the risk of contracting COVID-19 in a big, packed arena would not keep them from hearing the president's campaign message. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the BOK Center on June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. - Hundreds of supporters lined up early for Donald Trump's first political rally in months, saying the risk of contracting COVID-19 in a big, packed arena would not keep them from hearing the president's campaign message. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - US President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at the BOK Center on June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. - Hundreds of supporters lined up early for Donald Trump's first political rally in months, saying the risk of contracting COVID-19 in a big, packed arena would not keep them from hearing the president's campaign message. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) / ALTERNATE CROP (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)
The upper section of the arena is seen partially empty as US President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the BOK Center on June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. - Hundreds of supporters lined up early for Donald Trump's first political rally in months, saying the risk of contracting COVID-19 in a big, packed arena would not keep them from hearing the president's campaign message. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)
A young supporter wears a Trump 2020 mask as he listens to US President Donald Trump speak during a campaign rally at the BOK Center on June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. - Hundreds of supporters lined up early for Donald Trump's first political rally in months, saying the risk of contracting COVID-19 in a big, packed arena would not keep them from hearing the president's campaign message. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)
Supporters cheer as they listen to US President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the BOK Center on June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. - Hundreds of supporters lined up early for Donald Trump's first political rally in months, saying the risk of contracting COVID-19 in a big, packed arena would not keep them from hearing the president's campaign message. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)
Delano Frazir a "Black Lives Matter" protestor holds a sign in front of National Guards in Tulsa, Oklahoma where Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at the BOK Center on June 20, 2020. - Hundreds of supporters lined up early for Donald Trump's first political rally in months, saying the risk of contracting COVID-19 in a big, packed arena would not keep them from hearing the president's campaign message. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
Protestors for "Black Lives Matter" hold a caricature of the president as they demonstrate in Tulsa, Oklahoma where Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at the BOK Center on June 20, 2020. - Hundreds of supporters lined up early for Donald Trump's first political rally in months, saying the risk of contracting COVID-19 in a big, packed arena would not keep them from hearing the president's campaign message. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
National Guards form a line in front of "Black Lives Matter" protestors making rude gestures towards Trump supporters accross the line in Tulsa, Oklahoma where Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at the BOK Center on June 20, 2020. - Hundreds of supporters lined up early for Donald Trump's first political rally in months, saying the risk of contracting COVID-19 in a big, packed arena would not keep them from hearing the president's campaign message. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
TULSA, OK - JUNE 20: Demonstrators stand in garbage at a security fence before President Donald Trump's campaign rally on June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Trump is scheduled to hold his first political rally since the start of the coronavirus pandemic at the BOK Center while infection rates in the state of Oklahoma continue to rise. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
TULSA, OKLAHOMA - JUNE 20: MyPillow founder Michael J. Lindell (L) greets people before the start of a campaign rally for U.S. President Donald Trump at the BOK Center, June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Trump is holding his first political rally since the start of the coronavirus pandemic at the BOK Center on Saturday while infection rates in the state of Oklahoma continue to rise. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
TULSA, OKLAHOMA - JUNE 20: Eric Trump and his wife Lara Trump address the crowd gathered at a campaign rally for U.S. President Donald Trump at the BOK Center, June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Trump is holding his first political rally since the start of the coronavirus pandemic at the BOK Center on Saturday while infection rates in the state of Oklahoma continue to rise. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
TULSA, OKLAHOMA - JUNE 20: A supporter sits in the upper seats during a campaign rally for U.S. President Donald Trump at the BOK Center, June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Trump is holding his first political rally since the start of the coronavirus pandemic at the BOK Center on Saturday while infection rates in the state of Oklahoma continue to rise. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump waves as he steps off Air Force One at Tulsa International Airport on his way to his campaign rally at the BOK Center on June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. - Hundreds of supporters lined up early for Donald Trump's first political rally in months, saying the risk of contracting COVID-19 in a big, packed arena would not keep them from hearing the president's campaign message. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)
TULSA, OKLAHOMA - JUNE 20: Supporters participate in a prayer during a campaign rally for U.S. President Donald Trump at the BOK Center, June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Trump is holding his first political rally since the start of the coronavirus pandemic at the BOK Center on Saturday while infection rates in the state of Oklahoma continue to rise. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
A supporter of the police cheers towards officers at a check point before a campaign rally with US President Donald Trump at the BOK Center on June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. - Hundreds of supporters lined up early for Donald Trump's first political rally in months, saying the risk of contracting COVID-19 in a big, packed arena would not keep them from hearing the president's campaign message. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
TULSA, OKLAHOMA - JUNE 20: Supporters participate in the Pledge of Allegiance during a campaign rally for U.S. President Donald Trump at the BOK Center, June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Trump is holding his first political rally since the start of the coronavirus pandemic at the BOK Center on Saturday while infection rates in the state of Oklahoma continue to rise. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
TULSA, OKLAHOMA - JUNE 20: Supporters participate in the Pledge of Allegiance during a campaign rally for U.S. President Donald Trump at the BOK Center, June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Trump is holding his first political rally since the start of the coronavirus pandemic at the BOK Center on Saturday while infection rates in the state of Oklahoma continue to rise. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
TORRANCE, CA - JUNE 20: A woman turns away in frustration after arguing with a supporter of President Donald Trump at a pro-police rally as demonstrators across the nation protest racism and police brutality on June 20, 2020 in Torrance, California. The president has attracted criticism for threatening to use police tactics against protesters near his campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma today, his first since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, and for shunning coronavirus safety measures called for by healthcare professionals. COVID-19 cases are accelerating in Tulsa and in California, where Gov. Gavin Newsom this week issued a statewide order to wear face coverings. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
TULSA, OKLAHOMA - JUNE 20: Merchandise vendors wear masks while selling campaign gear during a rally for U.S. President Donald Trump at the BOK Center on June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Trump is holding his first political rally since the start of the coronavirus pandemic at the BOK Center on Saturday while infection rates in the state of Oklahoma continue to rise. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
TULSA, OKLAHOMA - JUNE 20: Supporters wait for the start of a campaign rally for U.S. President Donald Trump at the BOK Center, June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Trump is holding his first political rally since the start of the coronavirus pandemic at the BOK Center on Saturday while infection rates in the state of Oklahoma continue to rise. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
TULSA, OKLAHOMA - JUNE 20: Eric Trump attends a campaign rally for his father U.S. President Donald Trump at the BOK Center, June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Trump is holding hold his first political rally since the start of the coronavirus pandemic at the BOK Center on Saturday while infection rates in the state of Oklahoma continue to rise. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 20:President Donald Trump walks in the rain toward Marine One after stopping to speak to the media on the South Lawn of the White House as he prepares to depart for a rally in Tulsa, OK, on June 20, 2020 in Washington, DC. The rally is Trump's first in months since the coronavirus lockdown and his campaign acknowledged that six staff members had tested positive for the virus during routine screening. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)
Black Lives Matter protesters (R) face off with a supporter of US President Donald Trump near the entrance to a rally that US President Donald Trump will hold later in the evening at the BOK Center on June 20, 2020, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. - Hundreds of supporters lined up early for Donald Trump's first political rally in months, saying the risk of contracting COVID-19 in a big, packed arena would not keep them from hearing the president's campaign message. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
TULSA, OK - JUNE 20: A Pro-conservative supporter displays a message on his shirt prior to a campaign rally for President Donald Trump at the BOK Center on June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Trump is scheduled to hold his first political rally since the start of the coronavirus pandemic at the BOK Center on Saturday while infection rates in the state of Oklahoma continue to rise. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)
TULSA, OK - JUNE 20: A Donald Trump supporter holds a sign in support prior to a campaign rally for President Donald Trump at the BOK Center on June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Trump is scheduled to hold his first political rally since the start of the coronavirus pandemic at the BOK Center on Saturday while infection rates in the state of Oklahoma continue to rise. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)
Tulsa Police take Sheila Buck into custody near an entrance to a security checkpoint for a rally with US President Donald Trump this evening at the BOK Center on June 20, 2020, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. - Hundreds of supporters lined up early for Donald Trump's first political rally in months, saying the risk of contracting COVID-19 in a big, packed arena would not keep them from hearing the president's campaign message. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
TULSA, OKLAHOMA - JUNE 20: Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump gather to attend a campaign rally at the BOK Center, June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Trump is scheduled to hold his first political rally since the start of the coronavirus pandemic at the BOK Center on Saturday while infection rates in the state of Oklahoma continue to rise. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - People wait to attend a rally with US President Donald Trump this evening at the BOK Center on June 20, 2020, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
TULSA, OKLAHOMA - JUNE 20: Veteran Richard Saul carries a sign that reads "Dump Trump" as a member of the Oklahoma National Guard stands nearby ahead of a U.S. President Donald Trump campaign rally at the BOK Center, June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Trump is scheduled to hold his first political rally since the start of the coronavirus pandemic at the BOK Center on Saturday while infection rates in the state of Oklahoma continue to rise. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
TULSA, OK - JUNE 20: A Donald Trump supporter shows his socks that depict President Donald Trump prior to a campaign rally for President Donald Trump on June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Trump is scheduled to hold his first political rally since the start of the coronavirus pandemic at the BOK Center on Saturday while infection rates in the state of Oklahoma continue to rise. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)
TULSA, OKLAHOMA - JUNE 20: Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump gather to attend a campaign rally at the BOK Center, June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. President Trump is scheduled to hold his first political rally since the start of the coronavirus pandemic at the BOK Center on Saturday while infection rates in the state of Oklahoma continue to rise. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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