Dr. Fauci smiles through disclosing death threats against him and his family: “I wouldn’t have imagined in my wildest dreams that people, who object to things that are pure public health principles, are so set against it …. that they actually threaten you.” pic.twitter.com/1wLly42MBc
— The Recount (@therecount) August 5, 2020
Courtesy of HuffPo:
Dr. Anthony Fauci said Wednesday that he’s had to hire security to protect himself and his family after receiving death threats from people who object to his work on the coronavirus pandemic and the science behind regulations.
During a livestreamed talk with CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta hosted by Harvard’s School of Public Health, the infectious disease expert said he was taken aback by the harassment he and his family have received in the last few months.
Noting that crisis “brings out the best of people and the worst of people,” Fauci said, “getting death threats for me and my family and harassing my daughters to the point where I have to get security, it’s amazing.”
Fauci said his wife and daughters were “fine” but stressed by the threats.
“I wouldn’t have imagined in my wildest dreams that people who object to things that are pure public health principles are so set against it and don’t like what you and I say, namely in the world of science, that they actually threaten you,” he said.
Fauci previously revealed that he and his family were facing “serious threats” during an interview on “The Axe Files” podcast in July. At that time, he called the threats “a little bit disturbing.”
First off, we need to keep in mind that Fr. Fauci is not being threatened just by everyday people who do not trust science, he is specifically being threatened by Trump supporters because seriously who else would feel so threatened by the remarks that Dr. Fauci makes about the pandemic?
So that’s one thing, the other thing is that this man has been doing this same job for decades and has never had to worry about harm coming to his family because of his work in fighting disease.
But that is the world we are currently living in right now, and I for one want it to end.
This once again reinforces the idea that all Trump supporters are mentally ill whackjobs just looking for an excuse to verbally or physically attack anyone who does not agree with their point of view.