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Dr. Fauci for Congress? Say it ain’t so!
During Friday’s White House coronavirus task force briefing, President Donald Trump jokingly suggested that National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci ought to run for Congress.
The president delivered the quip after being asked by reporters whether he’ll listen to his task force’s advice when it comes time to decide whether or not to reopen the economy.
“I listen to them about everything,” the president defensively replied. “I think they’re actually surprised. I have great respect for these people. All of them and others that are working with us. I have great respect for this group.”
“In fact, I told Tony Fauci, I said, ‘Why don’t you move to New York? Run against AOC. You will win easily.’ But he decided that he’s not going to do that. I kid, by the way. You know this.”
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As seen above, the question was asked by chief White House correspondent and suspected propagandist Jim Acosta, of course.
Would Fauci actually win, though? Perhaps, assuming socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s poll numbers remain as lousy as they happened to be about a year ago.
“A Quinnipiac poll released on Thursday morning found that 23 percent of Americans had a favorable view of the member of Congress, while 36 percent had an unfavorable view — a -13 overall approval rating,” Vox reported in March of 2018.
“This new poll isn’t a one-off finding. Three prior surveys — one in January from Morning Consult, one in February from Fox, and a third in mid-March from Gallup — all found that more Americans had negative views of AOC than had positive ones.”
Of course, national approval ratings don’t count for a local election. Still, the fact remains that AOC is greatly disliked by a large chunk of Americans because of her radicalism, hypocrisy, attention-seeking antics and adolescent-like immaturity.
And this, in turn, has left her quite desperate.
“Last election cycle, in the primary as we know, the turnout was quite low … this year, we want to multiply turnout by four times. That’s our goal,” she desperately said at a 2020 reelection campaign kickoff event in Queens two months ago.
“We want to secure 60,000 votes in the primary election. We need to start creating a turnout machine right now,” she reportedly added.
She’ll admittedly need all the turnout in the world to withstand the combined power of the army of Democrats and Republicans pining for her seat — not to mention Fauci maybe? Naw …
— Trumpster MAGA (@Debi19587135) July 17, 2019
Returning back to the briefing Friday, it continued with Acosta trying to pressure the president into bashing any critic who’s had the temerity to criticize Fauci.
“Some of your allies have been bashing these doctors, would you tell them to cut it out?” he asked.
Acosta basically wanted the president to silence his team’s critics. That someone from CNN would ask such a question seemed to demonstrate just how absurdly hypocritical the increasingly far-left network has become.
CNN is among a hash of far-left networks who’ve repeatedly bashed the president for criticizing members of the left-wing mainstream media. Yet here Acosta was suddenly demanding the president bash any member of the non-establishment media — figures like Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, for instance — who’s been critical of Fauci.
Why? Because CNN likes Fauci, and in CNN’s world, anybody or any idea it likes deserves to be propped up and protected from criticism, while any person or idea it dislikes deserves to be ridiculed and disparaged.
Acosta: Some of your allies don’t like the drs.
Would you tell them to cut it out?
What kind of question is that???
Good grief it’s embarrassing!
This guy Acosta . What a JOKE!
— 🇺🇸✝️Kelly Wolf✝️🇺🇲 (@ReallyKW) April 10, 2020
“Some of your allies have been bashing these doctors. Would you tell them to cut it out?” @Acosta
So we the people aren’t allowed to criticize anyone who is telling us what to do.
— American Lee ⭐⭐⭐ 🇺🇸 (@scroarty) April 10, 2020
— Brian (@Athletics89) April 10, 2020
“I can only say this: I have tremendous respect for these people and we’ve done very well and when you look at us compared to others, we’re a big nation,” the president said in response to Acosta’s question.
“When you look at us compared to others, when you see how we’ve taken testing from a broken system that I inherited to having the best tests that anyone’s made anywhere in the world and other countries are calling us wanting to use our technology. I have great respect for these people. I’m never saying bad about this.”
Acosta then essentially repeated his first question, saying, “If they come back to you, sir, and say we can’t open on May the 1st, do you listen?”
“I will certainly listen, I will certainly listen,” the president replied. “There are two sides. Remember I understand the other side of the argument very well because I look at both sides of an argument. I will listen to them very carefully though. Please go ahead.”
Yeah, except that in CNN’s world, there’s only ever one side.
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