Based on a retweet from President Donald Trump on Sunday, it appears that infectious disease specialist Dr. Anthony Fauci has fallen out of favor with the White House and may be on his way out.
The retweet from Trump was of a posting made by failed right-wing California congressional candidate DeAnna Lorraine:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2020
Fe sure and note the hashtag used by Lorraine, too: #FireFauci.
As HuffPost notes, it appears that an interview Fauci gave to CNN on Easter Day didn’t sit well with the notoriously thin-skinned Trump and it wasn’t long before #FireFauci began to trend on Twitter:
“Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was asked about a report that his team pushed for earlier social distancing measures, but was rejected by the White House.
“CNN’s Jake Tapper asked if earlier action could have saved lives.
“’It’s very difficult to go back and say that,’ Fauci said, then added:
“‘I mean, obviously, you could logically say that if you had a process that was ongoing and you started mitigation earlier, you could have saved lives. Obviously, no one is going to deny that. But what goes into those kinds of decisions is complicated.'”
Trump’s retweet containing the #FireFauci hashtag drew plenty of criticism from others on social media, too:
fact check: you banned commercial flights. but not -all- commercial flights. and you did NOTHING to stop Chinese container ships and their crews from entering our ports. but keep lying to your dimwit worshipers, in their eyes it’s always someone else’s fault. neat trick, grifter
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) April 12, 2020
So, you knew dangers of COVID19 but didn’t push social distancing, lockdowns, school closures, medical supply production, mask wearing all the beginning of February, not late-March? Right? You screwed up big time. Don’t let anyone forget the facts. Your administration is inept
— ♻️?? Christopher Zullo (@ChrisJZullo) April 12, 2020
He can only get support from an actual fake news agency
Even Fox agreed with Dr Fauci
— Marshall ???? (@MarshallSbar) April 12, 2020
You didn’t ban China.
Almost 50,000 people arrived from China in the US since your “travel ban”.
But #CoronaDon keeps lying for his MAGA moron base.
— Robert James ?? 45*, the #CoronaDon, has to go! (@studentsfordemo) April 13, 2020
You banned China?
You can’t even lie correctly.
First, you did not ban all flights from China.
Second, most of the cases in the US came from Europe.
Third, you’re an idiot who has killed thousands of Americans by being so vain and incompetent.
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) April 13, 2020
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