Fauci ‘fears for his safety’ after Musk’s criticism, says armed feds are protecting him

Elon Musk let it be known over the weekend that a coming installment of the “Twitter Files” will center on the suppression of factual information on Covid-19, vowing that “it is coming bigtime.” He also set his sights on Dr. Anthony Fauci, which launched a spirited defense of the infectious disease expert from the left which included the White House, the media and Hollywood celebrities.

The outcry being a fair invocation of the fear over what may soon be revealed after the nation learned that Twitter was collaborating with the FBI and other federal agencies to shape the 2020 election and ignored its own policies to single out then-President Donald Trump for punitive action. For his part, Musk does not appear to be losing what little sleep he appears to get.

As for Fauci, who is stepping down as head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases after nearly 40 years, he knows how to play to the sympathies of his vast army of supporters on the left. Embracing the victimhood, he responded to Musk’s focus on him by claiming his safety is at risk.

“I don’t pay attention to that… and I don’t even feel I need to respond,” Fauci said of Musk’s criticism, during an interview with Nature. “…A lot of that stuff is just a cesspool of misinformation, and I don’t waste a minute worrying about it.”

The Biden White House chief medical advisor would quickly contradict himself when asked if the new Twitter boss put his safety at risk while expressing his standard disdain for those who hold a different opinion of him.

“Of course it’s at risk, that’s why I have armed federal agents with me all the time,” Fauci said, adding that Musk’s criticism “stirs a lot of hate in people who have no idea why they’re hating, they’re hating because somebody [famous] is tweeting about it.”

Musk shook the left’s world when he targeted Fauci in a tweet that mocked the ridiculous use of pronouns: “My pronouns are Prosecute/Fauci.”

He would later clarify what he meant when he replied to a tweet to say Fauci “lied to Congress and funded gain-of-function research that killed millions of people.” Musk would also share a meme depicting an edited scene from the “Lord of the Rings” showing Fauci telling President Biden “just one more lockdown, my king.”

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre responded to Musk’s criticism of Fauci by claiming that it’s “dangerous” — this from the camp that regularly likens Republicans to Nazis.

“These attacks, these personal attacks that we’ve been seeing are dangerous — on Dr. Fauci and other public health professionals as well — they are disgusting and they are divorced from reality,” Jean-Pierre said during Monday’s White House briefing.

Of course, the following tweet may capture why there’s so much consternation on the left about Elon Musk setting his sights on Fauci:

To be clear, Musk alluded to as much when he responded to an inquiry into his “My pronouns are Prosecute/Fauci” tweet:


Tom Tillison


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