Biden was speaking to a group assembled at a Washington, D.C. clinic Tuesday when he introduced Dr. Ashish Jha, the White House COVID response coordinator. Except the president did not use that title.
“You see Dr. Jha there,” Biden said, pointing him out. “He’s the guy that’s running the CDC for me these days, basically.”
BIDEN: “You see Dr. Jha, see that guy right there? He’s the guy that’s running the CDC for me these days.”
Rochelle Walensky is the director of the CDC. Ashish Jha is Biden’s COVID response coordinator. pic.twitter.com/vmD1H4a1xk
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The introduction must have come as news to Dr. Rochelle