If you were watching Major League Baseball last night, you may have watched America’s favorite Doctor, Anthony Fauci, throw at the first pitch at the Washington National’s game.
No it was not a strike.
But the strike zone was not the only thing Fauci seemed to be missing last night:
That's right, Mr. Shut Down America was neither social distancing nor wearing his life saving face mask.
From The NYPost:
White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci on Friday defended himself from charges of hypocrisy after he was seen not wearing a mask or social distancing while watching baseball.
Fauci wore his mask on his chin in multiple images from Nationals Park stadium on Thursday after he threw out the opening pitch of the Yankees-Nationals game. The infectious diseases expert, celebrated by President Trump’s critics for his willingness to fault the US pandemic response, was seen sandwiched shoulder-to-shoulder between two other people in the virtually empty stadium.
But Fauci rejected social media criticism as “mischievous” in a Fox News interview.
“I had my mask around my chin. I had taken it down. I was totally dehydrated and I was drinking water, trying to rehydrate myself,” Fauci insisted. “And by the way, I was negative COVID literally the day before. So I guess people want to make a big event. I wear a mask all the time when I’m outside. To pull it down to take some sips of water and put it back up again, I guess if people want to make something about that, they can. But to me, I think that’s just mischievous.”
In one image, Fauci was seen with his mask on his chin grinning at a friend to his right. In another image, Fauci looked straight ahead watching the game, with empty hands pointed toward the field.
Fauci’s mask-free spectating drew criticism from people who view him as eager to impose rules on others.
“Fauci is just giving us a preview of life under a Biden Administration: They’ll never subject themselves to rules they impose on the ‘little people,'” tweeted Fox News host Laura Ingraham.
Podcast host Wayne Dupree wrote, “Americans demand to know why Dr. Fauci doesn’t have to social distance or wear a mask after damning photo emerges.”
And from Breitbart News:
The team invited Dr. Fauci to recognize his efforts in fighting the coronavirus pandemic, which significantly shortened the baseball season and threatened to cancel it altogether.
After his on-camera appearance, Fauci sat in the stands to watch the game and removed his mask. He was also not properly socially distanced (six feet apart) from two other people in the ballpark.
“And there’s Dr. Anthony Fauci showing us all he knows exactly how well masks work!” wrote former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson, a frequent critic of Fauci’s alarmism about coronavirus. “Thanks for the lesson, doc.”
The photo was taken by Associated Press photographer Alex Brandon and was not edited or photoshopped.
Other Fauci critics posted other images of the doctor watching the game without a mask.
Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser enacted a strict mask order on Wednesday ordering people over the age of two leaving their homes would be required to wear a mask with the threat of a fine of up to $1,000 for violating the order.
In March, Fauci said there was “no reason to be walking around with a mask” even though it “might make people feel a little bit better” but has since reversed his opinion in favor of frequent mask-wearing.
In July, Fauci said he did not regret his earlier advice because, “in the context of the time in which I said it, it was correct.”
“When it became clear that the infection could be spread by asymptomatic carriers who don’t know they’re infected, that made it very clear that we had to strongly recommend masks,” he said to InStyle Magazine."
Donald Trump picked the perfect time to begin wearing his mask.
It was just in time to make this hypocrite look like an idiot.
It's time to end Dr. Fauci's 15 minutes of fame and get back to getting this country on its feet.