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Wed Apr 1, 2020, 08:25 PM

Anthony Fauci's security is stepped up as doctor and face of U.S. coronavirus response

Source: Washington Post

Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious-diseases expert and the face of the U.S. response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, is facing growing threats to his personal safety, prompting the government to step up his security, according to people familiar with the matter. The concerns include threats as well as unwelcome communications from fervent admirers, according to people with knowledge of deliberations inside the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Justice.

Fauci, 79, is the most outspoken member of the administration in favor of sweeping public health guidelines and is among the few officials willing to correct President Trump’s misstatements. Along with Deborah Birx, the coordinator for the White House’s task force, Fauci has encouraged the president to extend the timeline for social-distancing guidelines, presenting him with grim models about the possible toll of the pandemic.

“Now is the time, whenever you’re having an effect, not to take your foot off the accelerator and on the brake, but to just press it down on the accelerator,” he said Tuesday as the White House’s task force made some of those models public, warning of 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the United States.

The exact nature of the threats against him was not clear. Greater exposure has led to more praise for the doctor but also more criticism. Fauci has become a public target for some right-wing commentators and bloggers, who exercise influence over parts of the president’s base. As they press for the president to ease restrictions to reinvigorate economic activity, some of these figures have assailed Fauci and questioned his expertise.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/anthony-faucis-security-is-stepped-up-as-doctor-and-face-of-us-coronavirus-response-receives-threats/2020/04/01/ff861a16-744d-11ea-85cb-8670579b863d_story.html?utm_campaign=wp_main&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter



Full headline: Anthony Fauci’s security is stepped up as doctor and face of U.S. coronavirus response receives threats

That was to be expected.

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Reply Anthony Fauci's security is stepped up as doctor and face of U.S. coronavirus response (Original post)
BumRushDaShow Apr 1 OP
kimbutgar Apr 1 #1
IronLionZion Apr 2 #10
Bengus81 Apr 2 #12
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 1 #2
DeminPennswoods Apr 2 #13
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2 #14
sinkingfeeling Apr 1 #3
Haggis for Breakfast Apr 1 #4
flibbitygiblets Apr 1 #5
LudwigPastorius Apr 1 #6
DENVERPOPS Apr 2 #7
bucolic_frolic Apr 2 #8
GoneOffShore Apr 2 #9
Bengus81 Apr 2 #11
geralmar Apr 2 #15

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 08:38 PM

1. I read this and was so mad

Here is a guy who predicted this and he’s getting death threats. How insane are mf45’s supporters?

I am wishing upon them the blessing of CV 19 on them as a payback for their ignorance.

Got into a flame fight today with a mf45 supporter who said cnn is fake news and the cv19 is overblown and Obama was the reason racism increased in this country. The woman went to George mason university and works as a repuke operative for a repuke senator who I won’t name Ironically she’s married to a black man and has biracial children. She told me I was being lied to by cnn. ( which I rarely watch).

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 07:38 AM

10. "How insane are mf45's supporters?"

Not sure I want to find out. For many years they have been stockpiling weapons and sharing conspiracy theories. Heavily armed and paranoid is not a good combination right now.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #10)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 09:53 AM

12. We supposed to believe that the FBI and Secret Serviced can't get a fucking IP address?

Bullshit,if ANY of us made an online threat directly to Trump be it on a forum or Twitter you'd be getting a knock on your door in 15 minutes. Fauci shouldn't be any different.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 09:27 PM

2. Free Republic members have been threatening violence


"Fauci is enjoying the economic disaster. No skin off his back, as he
works for govt."
First, kill all the <strike>lawyers</strike> doctors.
22 posted on 3/23/2020 AM by central_va
Someone may need to flatten the curve of Fauci’s face with a crow bar.
84 posted on 3/23/2020 by central_va


Google found:
'I can't jump in front of the microphone and push him down': Fauci says
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Someone may need to flatten the curve of Fauci's face with a crow bar. 84 posted on 3/23/2020, 6:30:27 AM by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not ...

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 03:24 PM

13. Freepers are still around?

Figured they'd moved on to other forums.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #13)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 03:27 PM

14. It's a cult which is now a cult within a cult


They purged members who would not pledge loyalty to tRump. Those that remain are very active posters.

The QAnon cult there is a cult within a cult within a cult.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 09:39 PM

3. I could never be a reporter. Look how delicately this is put:

"Fauci has become a public target for some right-wing commentators and bloggers, who exercise influence over parts of the president’s base."

I would have said RW hate spewers who lead the president's crazy loons

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 10:00 PM

4. Thorazine every one of these sick bastards.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 10:24 PM

5. Yes, threaten the one guy who knows how to save lives. Way to go, whackjobs.

These are the kind of people who'll use their dying breath to say they "owned the libs".

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 11:16 PM

6. Violent, brain-dead MAGAt cultists...


They should be rounded up and incarcerated.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 12:07 AM

7. I have worried for a long time

about the Trumphumpers & fanatical Republicans becoming violent and taking out their weapons and feeling justified to use them on any and all dissenters......For several years now, I have intentionally not put any democrat's political candidate signs up in my yard.
Years ago, the Repubs used to send out roving teens to just steal them. Now, I would be worried what else they would do.
I have forbid my wife from putting any political stickers on her new car for fear at the least it would be keyed.......

Look no further than Trump at his rallies telling the event security to beat up the dissenters and the crowds just cheered them on, as the goon squad dragged dissenters from the event, while pounding on the person.........

That was a couple of years ago, and if anything, the Trumphumper's anger & acting out has climbed to a nauseating level being witnessed across America........

Here in Colorado, the governor ordered non-essential businesses to close, and that included gun dealers. Ha !!!!! that lasted about two hours. He is a Dem governor and didn't realize the power of the Gun Group and the NRA.

Gun sales dropped off considerably these past few years since there was no more Obama to blame for gun control. Trump was in office, loves the gun crowd and sales of guns and ammo dropped off substantially. Gun dealers/stores across the U.S. were being faced with having to close.

Now the virus has stimulated people to start buying guns like toilet paper. Before the virus, there were like 200 clearance checks a week for weapon purchases in Colorado.....Now with the virus, the requests for clearance checks has reached 400+ A DAY. They are running a couple of weeks behind in getting/giving clearances......and, because of the time delays and the resulting protests it is rumored that the feds have intervened and the gun shops are quietly being allowed to go ahead and sell the guns, submit the clearance requests and the authorities say they will get back to them if there is a problem with granting the clearance on any individual who bought the gun.....

Welcome to the NEW America everyone!!!!!!!!!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 04:26 AM

8. Right-wing radical pro-business-at-any-cost MAGAzis

I wonder if they are capable of enjoying any aspect of life that is NOT tied to the profit motive? Like a walk in the park, a sunset. I think they all have high blood pressure. I mean I've met some of these folks. It ain't pretty.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 06:14 AM

9. MAGAzis - I'm stealing that.

It's better than MAGAts.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 09:51 AM

11. Think what they'll do when Trump gets his ass kicked in Nov.......

But really,those Pukes are reallll tough guys with the anonymous threats in chat rooms and other places. Then if they do cause harm their bawling their eyes out in their mug shots. Pussy's....ALL of them

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