Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, wants to see America emulate the Chinese police state in order to combat the spread of coronavirus.
Fauci has said he advocates for customers to receive forced temperature checks before being able to enter a supermarket, a measure that has been conducted in both China and Italy, the two countries ravaged the worst by coronavirus.
“I think the logistics of that have to be worked out,” Fauci said during an interview with Science Magazine.
“That was discussed. All these things are discussed. Not all of them are implemented. This is something that should be considered,” Fauci said of the plan to force temperature checks outside of supermarkets.
“I will bring it up at the next task force meeting and see whether there’s some sort of a logistical, bureaucratic reason why it can’t be done. The rationale for doing it is at least worth serious consideration,” he added.
As Americans grow more fearful and desperate because of the coronavirus pandemic, Fauci has emerged as a popular soothsayer to the hapless public. The public increasingly views him as an oracle regarding the virus, and he has played into the role by advocating an increase of authoritarianism at every turn.
“I think Americans should be prepared that they are going to have to hunker down significantly more than we as a country are doing,” he said during a recent appearance on MSNBC’s “Meet the Press,” in which he called for a national shutdown for a minimum of two weeks.
“You know I would prefer as much as we possibly could. I think we should really be overly aggressive and get criticized for overreacting,” he added.
Meanwhile, President Trump is urging people not to overreact to the coronavirus pandemic.
“WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM ITSELF,” Trump said in a Twitter post on Sunday night. “AT THE END OF THE 15 DAY PERIOD, WE WILL MAKE A DECISION AS TO WHICH WAY WE WANT TO GO!”
However, Fauci has no problem with creeping totalitarianism, suggesting that an unprecedented expansion of government power against the Constitution is nothing to be worried about.
“You don’t want to be complacent. You always want to be ahead of the curve,” Fauci said, “but it depends on how far ahead of the curve you want to be.”
Fauci may be worshiped by millions of scared, TV-addicted Americans as a doom prophet during this pandemic, but the bureaucrat may ultimately cause more damage to America than the coronavirus ever could with his non-stop advocacy of government overreach.
President Trump Rules Out Deploying Troops to Restore Order, Even as Riots Show No Signs of Slowing Down
Trump has opted to not show strength in the face of this crisis.
Just one day after President Donald Trump said he was willing to send military forces into states across the country to put down riots, he is reportedly backing off of the idea.
According to administration officials, Trump is happy with the result of yesterday’s enforcement measures during the riots – which included law enforcement officials being shot and police getting hit by SUVs. He will not be using the Insurrection Act to put troops on the streets to restore order anytime soon.
“The law is absolutely still on the table if things get really bad, but as of now he doesn’t think it’s going to have to go that far,” an administration official said to Axios.
“As President Trump has said, we cannot allow the voices of peaceful protesters to be drowned out by angry mobs, which is why the President will continue to take lawful, decisive action to stop the violence and restore the security of all Americans,” White House spokesman Judd Deere said.
Trump made the pivot after RINO Republicans whined about his harsh rhetoric as the country burns due to extreme left-wing riots.
“I don’t think the Pentagon’s keen on getting brought into this unless they absolutely have to. We need to restore order, but using active duty military troops in circumstances like this is a fairly rare occurrence,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said on Tuesday.
“I would prefer that these things be handled by the state and local authorities,” Sen. John Thune (R-SD) said. “You want to de-escalate, rather than escalate.”
Yesterday, Trump declared that he would show zero tolerance for any more rioting and looting in the streets:
President Donald Trump announced tonight that he will deploy military force in cities that are gripped by riots if blue-state governors do not get their acts in order and do so soon.
“My first and highest duty as president is to defend our great country and the American people,” Trump said in his speech. “I swore an oath to uphold the laws of our nation and that is exactly what I will do.”
Trump made it clear that he is an “ally of all peaceful protesters” who are protesting about injustices committed against George Floyd, who died during a police encounter with former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. However, Trump will not allow the rioters to disgrace Floyd’s memory with their looting and wanton property destruction.
Trump announced that he would deploy “thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers, military personnel and law enforcement officers” in order to restore order in American cities. These forces could be deployed as soon as tonight considering how blue-state governors have done so poorly at keeping their states safe.
Earlier in the day, Trump had criticized governors throughout the country for their “weak” response to the growing violence.
President Trump has backed off at least temporarily from his boasts, showing yet again that his bark is much worse than his bite.
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