NBC News reports:
Fewer than a third of Americans say they trust what President Donald Trump has said about the coronavirus pandemic, new polling shows, while a majority of the public trusts the messaging from the country’s leading health experts. According to the NBC News Weekly Tracking Poll, 58 percent of Americans say they don’t trust what Trump has said about the pandemic, while 31 percent say they do trust his comments.
But a majority of American adults say they trust statements from Dr. Anthony Fauci and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fifty-one percent of adults say they trust Fauci’s statements, and 55 percent say they trust the CDC. Twenty-nine percent say they don’t trust Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and 32 percent say the same of the CDC.
Fauci tells Sanjay on @CNN that he is receiving death threats and that people are harassing his family.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) August 5, 2020
Dr. Fauci smiles through disclosing death threats against him and his family: “I wouldn’t have imagined in my wildest dreams that people, who object to things that are pure public health principles, are so set against it …. that they actually threaten you.” pic.twitter.com/1wLly42MBc
— The Recount (@therecount) August 5, 2020
On the same day we learn that Dr. Fauci and his family have had to hire security in response to death threats from people angry at his COVID honesty, GOP Senator Rand Paul launches yet another attack on Fauci for simply speaking medical truth. https://t.co/hktLvsTN4K
— John Aravosis 🇺🇸🇬🇷🏳️🌈 (@aravosis) August 5, 2020
First comes Trump’s Fauci insults, then Fox News misinformation, then nutbag Trump follower death threats, then Trump retweeting the nutbags, then Fox justifying the retweets, followed by the nutbags retweeting Fox’s justification, followed by Trump retweeting the nutbags again.
— JeremyNewberger (@jeremynewberger) August 5, 2020
Fauci on CNN now telling us that he has had to retain security to protect his wife and daughters. People who would threaten this man or his family should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. And then hopefully “burn in hell,” as they say.
— (((Howard Forman))) (@thehowie) August 5, 2020