[WATCH/COMMENTARY] Dr. Fauci Tells Jim Acosta He ‘Doesn’t Understand’ Anti-Vax Campaigns
There’s nothing cool about profiting from death, but you can’t tell that to the Governor of Florida. Having earned the nickname “DeathSantis” for various reasons, Ron DeSantis is now selling shirts to make money off of the “Pandemic of the Unvaccinated”.
After coining the term “Don’t Fauci My Florida”, DeSantis is now fundraising for a rumored 2024 Presidential run by encouraging the residents of his state to avoid the very safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines. It appears he’s suffering from the same kind of selective memory as the rest of his party, blatantly ignoring the fact that the party’s leader in absentia, Donald Trump, was not only vaccinated in January before he left the White House, but he also encouraged everyone at February’s CPAC in Orlando to “go get the shot”.
While the merchandise is focused on Florida before the 2022 gubernatorial race there, DeSantis is seen as a potential front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination in 2024. A key part of his pitch: He resisted public health experts’ calls for stricter measures against the spread of the coronavirus, spurring criticism on the left and praise from the right for keeping his state’s schools and economy comparatively open. While discussing the Florida budget this summer, DeSantis said his state’s rosy financial outlook would not have been possible “if we had followed Fauci.”
“Instead we followed freedom,” he said. And his state paid the price for it, with the Delta variant racing through the state so fast, they’re now number one in new cases. More Floridians will die, which means fewer registered voters. Which doesn’t make sense either politically or humanely.
So why the “Don’t Fauci My Florida” campaign? Don’t ask Dr. Anthony Fauci, he doesn’t get it either.
Florida accounts for 20% of all new COVID cases, so maybe a little Fauci would do you some good. https://t.co/JeBF08RULv
— VoteVets (@votevets) July 18, 2021
Appearing on Jim Acosta’s CNN show on Sunday, Dr. Fauci once again expressed disbelief at a targeted campaign to encourage people to put their health and the health of others at risk. Watch their full discussion, below.