“So it sort of is curious: A man works for us – with us, very closely, Dr. Fauci, and Dr. Birx also highly thought of. And yet, they’re highly thought of, but nobody likes me. It can only be my personality. That’s all.”
– President Donald Trump, in a White House press briefing on July 29.
No, Donald, that’s not true. A handful of people like you: Vladimir Putin, David Duke, most of your family, and a slew of delightfully deranged voters. I personally pray for the latter group.
“Fauci said that he’s concerned about states like Texas that skipped over certain things. He doesn’t know what he’s talking about. We haven’t skipped over anything.”
– Dan Patrick, Texas Lte. Governor, responding to Dr. Anthony Fauci’s testimony before a Senate committee about the U.S. response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Patrick went on to say, “The only thing I’m skipping over is listening to him. He has been wrong every time, on every issue. I don’t need his advice anymore. We’ll listen to a lot of science, we’ll listen to a lot of doctors, and [Gov. Greg Abbott (R)], myself and other state leaders will make the decision. No thank you, Dr. Fauci.”
As we often say in Texas, ‘Bless his heart.’ Translation: ‘Dumb ass!’ It’s simply impossible to protect stupid people from themselves. To non-Texans, please don’t consider Patrick typical of everyone here in the Lone Star state; the vast majority of us are considerably more intelligent than the moronic clowns who finagle their way into leadership positions.
“Now is the time, depending upon where you are or what your situation is, is to begin seriously looking at reopening the economy – reopening the country – to try to get back to some degree of normal. I’m totally in favor of that if done in the proper way and appropriate setting.”
– Dr. Anthony Fauci, conceding that a prolonged national lockdown over the COVID19 crisis is unhealthy for the nation, but emphasizes a “prudent” reopening.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, at a White House press briefing on March 22, reacts to the incorrigible Donald Trump.
“I’ve been telling the president things he doesn’t want to hear,” Fauci declared. “I have publicly had to say something different with what he states,” explaining that he’s engaged in “risky business” but insisting that Trump is not and has not been “pissed off” at him to date. “I don’t want to embarrass him,” Fauci added.
Thankfully, Fauci doesn’t have to worry about embarrassing Trump. The President does a good job of that all by himself.
“You’ve got to be realistic. And you’ve got to understand that you don’t make the timeline, the virus makes the timeline.”
– Dr. Anthony Fauci, on CNN’s “Prime Time”, on suggestions by Donald Trump that businesses return to normal operations by Easter.
“We’ll be thankful that we’re overreacting.”
– Dr. Anthony Fauci, on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
I’ve been listening to Dr. Anthony Fauci for several years now and know that he tells it like it is and doesn’t care about political ideology or shy away from controversy. Nearly four decades ago, he warned the burgeoning AIDS crisis posed a serious threat to the American health care system. But the right-wing idiots in the Reagan Administration still perpetuated the myth that only “Those People” could get sick with HIV. Now, we have another pack of right-wing dumbasses in the White House, and the same bullshit is spewing out. As far as I’m concerned, Fauci should be the most trust person in America right now.