Elon Musk’s Anti-Fauci Tweet Generates Over 1 Million Likes, as Fauci’s Allies Rage

Billionaire Twitter CEO Elon Musk targeted Dr. Anthony Fauci in a surprisingly derisive tweet that has generated over one million “likes.”

“My pronouns are Prosecute/Fauci,” Musk tweeted on Sunday.

The tweet drew accolades from fellow Fauci critics, and indignant rebukes from supporters and allies of the lifelong bureaucrat, like Doctor Peter Hotez, a vaccine scientist and virology professor at Baylor University.

Hotez, a media darling throughout the pandemic, scolded Musk for using “antiscience rhetoric and disinformation,” claiming that such rhetoric has led to the loss of 200,000 American lives.

“For the record: Dr. Fauci has done nothing wrong, except serve our nation. In the meantime, Mr. Musk should know that 200,000 Americans needlessly lost their lives from Covid due to this kind of antiscience rhetoric and disinformation. Elon, I’m asking you to take down this Tweet,” he wrote.

Hotez, a huge promoter of the COVID vaccines, received a $6.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health from 2012 to 2017 for the development of a SARS vaccine, the Defender reported earlier this year.

His work had the stated aim of responding to any “accidental release from a laboratory,” although he now dismisses speculation about a possible release of SARS-CoV-2 from the Wuhan Institute of Virology as a “fringe” and “outlandish conspiracy.”

As part of his NIH grant, Hotez subcontracted funding for gain-of-function research on combined or “chimeric” coronaviruses at the Wuhan Lab. The research was led by Zhengli Shi, also known as the “Bat Lady.”

Hotez has in recent months furiously denounced plans to conduct hearings next year into the possibility that SARS-CoV-2 leaked from the Wuhan lab in China.

A subsequent tweet by Musk, further upset Fauci’s defenders.

Left-wing commentator Keith Olbermann urged Fauci to sue Musk.

“I’d like to congratulate the next new owner of Twitter, Dr Anthony Fauci,” Olby tweeted, apparently convinced it would be a successful lawsuit.

Olbermann also shared a tweet featuring a picture of Musk with Jeffrey Epstein’s partner in crime Ghislaine Maxwell.

Musk has always explained the photo as a case of being “photobombed” by Maxwell while he was attending an event.

Regardless, Olby’s attempt at shaming Musk backfired as numerous Twitter users reminded him of all the times  Maxwell and Epstein appeared in photos with his fellow travelers, Bill and Hillary Clinton.

John Dean, the alleged “archvillain” of Watergate fame, also jumped into the fray to condemn Musk.

“The radical and unAmerican statement of Musk calling for prosecution of Dr. Fauci is that of a South African who has no real understanding of American norms, nor appreciation of public service. I agree with @KeithOlbermann the US Senate should investigate Musk. He is dangerous!” he tweeted.

Olbermann had earlier called for Senate hearings against Musk to determine what he “is up to,” and “what terrorist or foreign influence is involved” and what can be done to stop him.

In a multi-tweet meltdown, left-wing operative Alexander Vindman fulminated over Musk’s quip, comparing him to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels (incorrectly spelled Geobbles).

Vindman was a “star witness” in the Democrats’ 2019 impeachment hearings against then-President Trump.

The former National Security Council (NSC) aide listened in on Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenksy in July of 2019, and later told Democrat House investigators that the president abused his office by withholding vital aid from Ukraine until it announced investigations into his political opponents.

Vindman was widely believed to be the primary source for so-called “whistleblower” Eric Ciaramella.

His public testimony was slammed by multiple war heroes who called him “prissy,” a “disgrace,” and “an operative with an agenda.”

Retired U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Jim Hickman served with Vindman in Grafenwoher, Germany in 2013, and shared his recollections of him with American Greatness.

Hickman told American Greatness that he “verbally reprimanded” Vindman after he heard him “talking up” then-President Barack Obama and making derisive remarks about America and Americans in front of Russian military officers. “Do not let the uniform fool you,” Hickman wrote on Twitter: “He is a political activist in uniform.”

Hickman said that Vindman, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Ukraine, made fun of the United States to the point that it made other soldiers “uncomfortable.” For example, Hickman told American Greatness that he heard Vindman call Americans “rednecks”—a word that needed to be translated for the Russians. He said they all had a big laugh at America’s expense.

In a now-deleted tweet, Ian Bremmer, president and founder of the globalist political consulting firm Eurasia Group, mocked Musk for having Asperger’s Syndrome.


Bremmer, in October, claimed in a mailing to subscribers that Musk spoke directly with Russian President Vladimir Putin before he tweeted out a peace proposal to end the war in Ukraine. Musk categorically denied that he had spoken with Putin about the proposed peace deal.

Former astronaut Scott Kelly scolded Musk for “promoting hate toward already marginalized and at-risk-of-violence members of the LGBTQ+ community.”

Musk tweeted back that he “strongly disagrees” with Kelly the use of pronouns, saying that forcing them on others “when they didn’t ask” is “neither good nor kind to anyone.”

The Chief Twit added: “As for Fauci, he lied to Congress and funded gain-of-function research that killed millions of people. Not awesome imo.”

Finally, none other than John Brennan, CIA director under Barack Obama, weighed in to chastise Musk for targeting the “national hero” Fauci.

“Dr. Fauci is a national hero who will be remembered for generations to come for his innate goodness & many contributions to public health,” Brennan wrote.

“Despite your business success, you will be remembered most for fueling public hate & divisions. You may have money, but you have no class,” he added.

Brennan will always be remembered as the CIA director who got away with lying to Congress about the CIA’s illegal breach of Senate computers, and lying in written testimony to the House Intelligence Committee about briefing each member of the so-called Gang of Eight about “Russian attempts to interfere in the election.” Neither Rep. Devin Nunes(R-Calif.) who was then the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, nor then-Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)—both members of the Gang of Eight—were personally briefed on the matter.

Brennan will also be remembered as being one of the 50 intelligence experts who signed the infamous letter ahead of the 2020 election falsely claiming the Hunter Biden’s laptop bombshell was likely “Russian disinformation.”

After his “My pronouns are Prosecute/Fauci” tweet hit over one million likes, Musk noted “Truth resonates.”

Fauci is expected to finally step down as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the end of the year.

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Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.

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