The way people talk about their perceived political opponents has changed drastically in the Trump-age. Any concept of civility has completely gone out the windows. And any talk of tradition and civility is essentially dead.
Take Steve Bannon, a man who previously ran Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. Just last week, Bannon called for the beheading of Anthony Fauci and FBI director Christopher Wray. When asked about the comments recently, Dr. Fauci took them in stride saying it’s not the kind of thing they prepare you for in med school.
The 7:30 Report, An Australian news channel asked Fauci about the situation. He replied:
“Well it’s obviously been very stressful. I mean to deny that would be to deny reality, when you have public figures like Bannon calling for your beheading, that’s really kind of unusual I think. That’s not the kind of thing you think about when you’re going through medical school to become a physician, but I’ve gotten through it by really focusing like a laser beam on exactly what my goal is.”
The renowned immunologist continued, “If you focus on that and don’t get distracted by all the other noise, then it’s not as bad as you might think it is, it’s when you start to focus on that other junk as I call it, it’s noise, it’s meaningless, you know people calling for you to be beheaded, fired, thrown in the fire pit or whatever, that’s just noise.”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.