President Trump’s point man for the coronavirus pandemic presently punishing this country is now under siege. Namely, Director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Dr. Anthony Fauci.
As The Hill reported last night:
Dr. Fauci, one of the most visible figures on the White House coronavirus task force, has been given a security detail after receiving threats, a person familiar with the matter confirmed to The Hill.
Fauci did not directly answer when asked by The Hill at Wednesday’s press briefing if he’d been given additional protection, deferring the question to the Department of Health and Human Services inspector general.
While Former editor of Breitbart London and host of the podcast “War Room” Raheem Kassam stated, “I think he’s obviously excellent at his job, and I think he’s aware that he’s on that stage to offer detail and help finesse language, and he seems cool with it.”
A piece by Politico reports:
To the vast majority of Republicans, the entire medical community and the country at large, Fauci is the government’s leading infectious disease expert, respected for providing Americans with consistent, factual information about the coronavirus pandemic — even if it means contradicting President Donald Trump while he hovers feet away.
But to a vocal minority of right-wing blogs and pro-Trump pundits, Fauci is the embodiment of the establishment forces that have been arrayed against the president since he came to Washington. And those voices are getting louder amid rumblings about Fauci’s standing with Trump as the president itches to get the economy restarted in the coming weeks.
“He’ll still have a job at the end of this, whatever happens.” Fox News anchor Steve Hilton stressed on a Sunday night monologue for “The Next Revolution” program. Plus he added, “Our ruling class and their TV mouthpieces whipping up fear over this virus, they can afford an indefinite shutdown.”
But Lee Stranahan, host of “Fault Lines” on Sputnik Radio, a Russian government-backed media outlet expressed: “He obviously has the backing of the president right now, but a lot of people on the right in the grass roots are extremely skeptical of this entire coronavirus thing.”
Yet conservative columnist Stephen Miller of The Spectator USA told, “Mainstream media and several journalists, especially as it pertains to the White House press corps, are purposely trying to get Fauci to contradict Trump for a juicy conflict in the middle of a pandemic.”’
Though Stranahan also argued that, “I think a lot of people at this point are looking for an explanation for the very confusing, unprecedented events going on in the world.”