POLITICO title Trump: I was not briefed on the Zika map illustration article POLITICO 2/20/17 – 2:25 p.m.
– Trump tweets that the Zika-specific map illustration he is reading was “a mistake.”
“I am not going to get into the details of the map, but the map is not accurate,” Trump wrote.
“The map is incorrect because it shows areas in the U.S. that were not affected by the virus.”
Trump said in a tweet that he had not received a briefing on the map but added: “I have great confidence in the scientists at the National Institutes of Health.”
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from POLITICO.
The map includes an area in Florida where the virus was first detected, but has since been pushed out of the picture.