Nobody is immune from the mainstream left’s lies, including National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci.
During a coronavirus briefing at the White House this Friday, President Donald Trump said something that clearly made the doctor laugh.
Given the gravitas of the briefing, Fauci then tried to cover up his otherwise very obvious chuckling by bringing his hand to his face.
But by doing so, he violated his cardinal rule that one should not touch his or her face during the global coronavirus pandemic.
Watch the full clip below (disable your adblocker if the video doesn’t appear):
“One thing: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is extremely busy, so if you have any questions for him right now, could you do that?” the president said.
“You know what I’d like to do? I’d like him to go back to the State Department. Or as I call it, the Deep State Department.”
Fauci clearly found it funny when the president jokingly referred to the State Department as the “Deep State Department.”
It’s no big deal, right? Trump is a funny guy, after all.
But leave it to some shameless propagandists on the left to twist what happened and lie to the public so as to score points against the otherwise widely praised president.
Dr. Fauci is all of us after this week. pic.twitter.com/MZ8tRjyyOV
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) March 21, 2020
Listening to this press conference, I feel the way Dr. Fauci looks. pic.twitter.com/Swh8mcumld
— Valerie Jarrett (@ValerieJarrett) March 20, 2020
Dr. Fauci body language update pic.twitter.com/xZZTnAsERR
— Jake Lahut (@JakeLahut) March 20, 2020
We are all Dr. Fauci pic.twitter.com/2UyPe0h5KC
— Aki Peritz (@AkiPeritz) March 20, 2020
Dr Fauci standing behind Trump today: You had an infectious disease expert like Dr Fauci touch his face during a pandemic because Trump’s comments were so idiotic! He has to be thinking: “I Should have retired when President Obama left” pic.twitter.com/aHmKCeEOgJ
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) March 20, 2020
Dr. Fauci in this press conference signaling he’d rather risk death by touching his face than to be seen standing next to the president. pic.twitter.com/tBWHOYzl6g
— Steven Rowley (@mrstevenrowley) March 20, 2020
This photo says it all. Here’s Trump being his usual ignorant blowhard self while the Dr Fauci visibly face-palms RS pic.twitter.com/tMq0oXXgcf
— Ron Sexsmith (@RonSexsmith) March 20, 2020
Dr. Fauci buries his face in his hand as Trump gaslights America at today’s White House briefing. pic.twitter.com/KmvaftJXV6
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) March 20, 2020
Why can’t @JoeBiden just have his own #coronavirus briefings? I bet Dr Fauci would never make this face while standing next to #JoeBiden, because he’d deliver actual truths & facts instead of this illegitimate #LiarInChief 🤨 #TerribleTrump #TrumpLiesAboutCoronavirus https://t.co/vPQtDtY8nO pic.twitter.com/eAGQgxSE96
— Tara Dublin ✡️🌊✍🏻 (@taradublinrocks) March 20, 2020
Dr Fauci’s face and body language say it all.
That is a man of honor deeply DEEPLY troubled by what’s happening here.
— Franklin Leonard (@franklinleonard) March 13, 2020
This is called propaganda …
See what they did? Being as they’re masters of misinformation and disinformation, these hucksters removed all context by eliminating the part of the clip that shows Fauci laughing and instead only showing the part where he brings his hand to his face.
These propagandists essentially manipulated the footage to make it seem as if the doctor was face-palming. Yet ironically, these are the same propagandists who cry foul when the president’s team does the same thing. Apparently, two wrongs make a right.
Except whereas the president’s admitted lies and manipulations are few and far between, the establishment left’s proclivity for mistruths runs deep.
Case in point:
Media spread fake news about Dr. Fauci being “muzzled”
Media falsely said pandemic office was closed
Media cuts off the President in mid-sentence to mischaracterize help offered to governors
Media mischaracterized what POTUS said about Google developing a website (they are)
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) March 20, 2020
Remember when the media said that Trump “dissolved” the pandemic response office.
The office’s former senior director just came out and said that it was not dissolved and that the media is lying, again.
And they wonder why we call them fake news.
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) March 16, 2020
Media/Democrats trying to develop campaign messaging that Trump did nothing. Here Fauci explains significance of travel bans they contradict themselves by describing as overreaction/xenophobia. https://t.co/uLk0Bn5u6k
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) March 13, 2020
The Charlottesville Hoax: Debunked
Media lied about Trump’s reaction https://t.co/IASmCmcWZ0
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) March 21, 2019
Media rhetoric on ‘Wuhan Virus’ echoes Chinese propaganda https://t.co/2vJmXUvK8m
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) March 20, 2020
When conservatives cut off part of Joe Biden’s comment, it’s called “manipulated video.”
When multiple established media outlets do it to @realdonaldtrump, it’s called “reporting.”
Do y’all really not know why we don’t trust you? https://t.co/OmoxEZVWwG
— Virginia Kruta (@VAKruta) March 20, 2020
The latter tweet pointed to the media’s reportedly incomplete portrayal of the confrontation that led to the president slamming NBC’s Peter Alexander during Friday’s briefing.
To hear the media tell it, Alexander simply asked the president to share some comforting words with those Americans who feel scared. But according to critics, that’s not how things actually played out. The question was reportedly part of a clear-cut attempt by Alexander to shame the president for trying to be positive during a time of crisis.
Just as the the media’s incomplete GIFs and images of Fauci were clearly part of a clear-cut ploy to portray the president as an incompetent boob:
The media has already purposely misinterpreted Dr. Fauci’s reaction to Trump’s teasing Deep State comment as a “facepalm,” despite knowing full well Fauci was internally laughing to the point he covered his face to not show a humorous reaction at a serious event… pic.twitter.com/dOfHVJ9n14
— Paul Sacca (@Paul_Sacca) March 20, 2020