“I hear community members parroting back those situations, parroting back that masks don’t work, parroting back that we should work towards herd immunity,” Dr. Birx said on Sunday.
“At this point in time, we don’t recommend that as a treatment and there’s no evidence to show that it is,” he added.
“Had we seen that part of the CBS interview, I would not have framed the conversation the way I did, and I obviously am very sorry for that mistake.”
The vice president repeatedly deflected when grilled by Chuck Todd and Chris Wallace on Trump's tweets calling for states to be liberated from social distancing guidelines.
Todd's question enraged many Trump supporters to on social media, and Biden called it the assessment “a little too harsh.”
The “Last Week Tonight” host stated that “trust in institutions is critical when trying to contain a possible pandemic,” and, well, Americans don’t have that in Trump.
“This doesn't help. This does not help us, no?” Todd exclaimed at one point.