Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious-diseases expert who has become one of the most visible figures on the White House coronavirus task force, has been given a security detail after receiving threats, The Washington Post reported Wednesday evening.
The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has received enough threats to concern federal officials, the Washington Post reported Wednesday evening.
“HHS asked the U.S. Marshals Service to deputize a group of agents in the office of the HHS inspector general to provide protective services for the doctor, according to an official with knowledge of the request,” the Post reported.
The Post reported that, in addition to hostile threats, Dr. Fauci is also receiving unwelcome attention from admirers — stalkers, more or less.
Fauci did not directly answer when asked by a reporter at Wednesday’s press briefing if he’d been given additional protection, deferring the question to the Department of Health and Human Services inspector general.
Tweety McTreason interjected at the briefing to note that “everybody loves” Fauci and that he was a formidable basketball player in his younger days.
“He doesn’t need security. Everybody loves him,” Trump said. “Besides that, they’d be in big trouble if they ever attacked him.”