Dr. Anthony Fauci is now under fire after making an increbily tone deaf joke about creating coronavirus in his kitchen.
As Fox News reports:
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci was blasted by conservatives on social media after joking that he created the coronavirus in his kitchen.
“At the epicenter of the initial outbreak, WA1 – Washington 1 is considered the ancestral model strain,” Dr. Larry Corey said to Fauci during a discussion at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center campus in Seattle, Washington, where Fauci was receiving an award on Tuesday.
“No, I developed the ancestral model strain,” Fauci jokingly responded. “I created it.”
“I was in my kitchen, and I…” Fauci said, pretending that he dropped an imaginary object to the floor.
Conservatives, however, were not amused by Fauci’s flippant joke:
Despicable: He mocks and trolls while being the single person arguably most responsible for promoting policies that have damaged millions of lives and helped perhaps irrevocably cripple our republican system https://t.co/FmFhCImTZG
— Benjamin Weingarten (@bhweingarten) August 11, 2022
Fauci makes a joke about creating SARS-CoV-2. See, it’s funny because we all know that’s impossible. He’s not that smart. But he’s arrogant & naive enough to approve & fund the research & scientists that likely did & slimy enough to try to cover it all up.pic.twitter.com/2m7qOpSaq6
— Tyler Carditis (@TyCardon) August 10, 2022
Extremely poor taste joke from Tyrant Fauci… not only is he a terrible doctor, he's tone deaf! pic.twitter.com/gt3kHoEcJX
— YAF (@yaf) August 11, 2022