Less than one month before the election, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the infectious disease doctor who once expressed his adoration for Hillary Clinton, is accusing the Trump campaign of “harassing” him for using him in campaign ads while threatening them that if they continue, it could “come back to backfire on them. Dr. Fauci made these outrageous remarks to the very far left, anti-Trump publication The Daily Beast, where he also warned the campaign that it would be “outrageous” and “terrible” if they continued to use his image.
Dr. Fauci is referring to an ad where a clip of Dr. Fauci is featured where he appears to be praising the Trump administration’s reaction to the COVID pandemic, saying, “I can’t imagine anybody could be doing more.”
Dr #Fauci has said he is unhappy with the use of his words in this #Trump campaign ad. He says his words were taken out of context- he was in fact describing the broader government effort #coronavirus #Election2020
— Suzanne Lynch (@suzannelynch1) October 11, 2020
Below is a screenshot of the quote from Dr. Fauci that he’s threatening the Trump campaign not to use in their ads.
The Daily Beast – Asked by The Daily Beast if his comments were a thinly-veiled threat to leave his post if he ended up in a new campaign spot, Fauci replied: “Not a chance.”
“Not in my wildest freakin’ dreams,” he said, “did I ever think about quitting.”
From there, Fauci went on to explain what he meant by “backfire.”
“By doing this against my will they are, in effect, harassing me,” Fauci said. “Since campaign ads are about getting votes, their harassment of me might have the opposite effect of turning some voters off.”
Fauci comments underscore the heightened level of tension that has erupted between the White House and the president’s COVID task force as the election comes to a dramatic close and with COVID infections spiking across the country.
President Trump retweeted a tweet from WABE journalist Pat St. Claire of Atlanta. Her tweet included a quote from a CNN story about how “Fauci praised the White House coronavirus task force’s round-the-clock effort to respond to the pandemic, which he says included numerous White House meetings and late-night phone calls.”
Trump responded to the article, saying: Actually, Tony’s pitching arm is far more accurate than his prognostications. “No problem, no masks”.
He also pointed out that the World Health Organization (WHO) “no longer likes Lockdowns – just came out against. Trump was right.” He reminded everyone of the lives that were saved because of their swift action, as opposed to the Democrat Party and the Democrat Party corporate media, who focuses on the number of lives lost to COVID. “We saved 2,000,000 USA lives!!!” Trump tweeted
Actually, Tony’s pitching arm is far more accurate than his prognostications. “No problem, no masks”. WHO no longer likes Lockdowns – just came out against. Trump was right. We saved 2,000,000 USA lives!!! https://t.co/YyLyCsbZ7a
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 13, 2020
It’s important to remember that Dr. Fauci praised Hillary Clinton in a June 2, 2012 email to her crooked lawyer Cheryl Mills.
The Fauci emails were part of several emails released by Wikileaks from Hillary’s unsecured server. In the first email, Dr. Fauci asks Hillary aides to relay a message to Hillary about her speech that “brought me to tears,” calling it a “bases-loaded home run.” Dr. Fauci was literally tripping over himself with praise for the crooked secretary of state, asking her aides to tell Hillary Clinton, “I love her more than ever” adding, “you guys too, of course.”
Here’s the second email from Dr. Fauci to Hillary aide Cheryl Mills, praising Hillary, asking her to relay a message to Hillary: “Please tell her that we all love her and are very proud to know her.”
With Dr. Fauci’s clear obsession with America’s most crooked Democrat, is it any wonder then, that in 2009, Dr. Fauci did such a great job of downplaying the H1N1 outbreak while Barack Obama golfed and no one in America even noticed?