(DailyVantage.com) – It’s no secret Dr. Anthony Fauci has become immensely powerful in the United States over the last 22 months. The man presented as the leading public health expert in the United States is frequently on mainstream media networks offering his insights on topics like masks, vaccines, and movement restrictions. He also appears to enjoy considerable influence over President Joe Biden and his supporting officials, and Biden is clearly aware of it.
During a public address on Thursday, December 2, the president joked he probably sees more of Dr. Fauci than he does of his wife. Biden also laughed, saying Fauci has such a pivotal role in the administration’s affairs it almost seems like the doctor is the real president.
Biden may have meant this remark as an innocent joke, but Conservative politicians and media commentators didn’t lose its significance. For example, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) questioned whether the jibes might have been a “Freudian slip” in the tweet shared below.
Freudian slip? Perhaps, but individual liberty remains at risk as long as Fauci is anywhere near the reins of power.
Biden jokes Fauci is real president as he shares COVID plan https://t.co/bQY5FOW8kG
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) December 2, 2021
During the same conference, the president announced his intention to impose new containment measures concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. These may include restrictions on travelers coming from other countries as the omicron variant of the virus sweeps across the globe.
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