Jim Jordan trolls Fauci's Covid-19 rules for Christmas but Internet claps back at Republican: 'You’re such a dolt'
'Dr. Fauci says Americans should 'avoid travel' over the holidays. What will he cancel next? Saying Merry Christmas?' Jordan wrote on Twitter
Trolling does not seem to go down well for Rep. Jim Jordan. The Republican politician attempted to troll top public health expert Anthony Fauci over Covid-19 rules but instead was flogged by trollers on the Internet.
Jordan tweeted on December 4 aiming to mock Fauci. He wrote, “Dr. Fauci says Americans should “avoid travel” over the holidays. What will he cancel next? Saying Merry Christmas?”
Dr. Fauci says Americans should “avoid travel” over the holidays.— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) December 4, 2020
What will he cancel next?
Saying Merry Christmas?
This tweet by the Republican came after Fauci, longtime director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, voiced his concerns about people traveling for the holidays and hosting gatherings amid the festive season and pandemic that has started with Thanksgiving. "The CDC is forecasting at this rate, we're going to see almost 20,000 COVID deaths Christmas week," journalist Andrea Mitchell said to Fauci in an interview and then asked him if people should now cancel their Christmas travel plans.
To this, the health expert said that while people are free to make individual choices based on their situations. However, he said Americans should "seriously consider" minimizing their travel plans to avoid risk of the spread of the virus. "I know how difficult that is," Fauci admitted, noting that he and other public health officials have empathy and understand the desire of the public to be with their loved ones during the holidays, but "right now, that just should not be done to the best of our capabilities."
Fauci then stressed certain guidelines that can be followed to curb the risk of spread of the virus. “Wear a mask, no matter where you live. Avoid close contact. Avoid congregate settings and crowds, especially when they are indoors or people are not wearing masks”, he reportedly mentioned.
After his assertions to minimize the risk of spread of Covid-19, Jim Jordan took to Twitter to troll him. Previously, the conservative leader’s post on social media platform Facebook was censored under the company's “fact-checking” rules.In his censored Facebook post, Jordan shared an article about election integrity after which Facebook labeled it as “Partly False Information-checked by independent fact-checkers”, creating a warning over the post.
Now after aiming to troll Fauci, Jordan instead invited trolls on himself as the Internet got to the talking. A user mocked Jordan, “You are a joke.” Another snubbed Jordan, “I think @Jim_Jordan has shown his pathetic character more than once in the last years. He is unworthy to be in office.” A user brought in a past Facebook post of Jordan, “Bull***t!! The election was fair and it's criminal the way all you republicans and playing it.” Another wrote, "You’re such a dolt." “There's a reason 279,000 people have died of covid....and tweets like to mean there's in a very real chance of even more people dying. How can you be so irresponsible?” read another user.
You are a joke.— Kate Len Lancaster (@KateLenLancast1) December 5, 2020
I think @Jim_Jordan has shown his pathetic character more than once in the last years. He is unworthy to be in office.— Cassandra (@Shadowbird) December 5, 2020
Bull shit!! The election was fair and its criminal the way all you republicans and playing it.— Bill Newton (@Newton4384) December 5, 2020
There's a reason 279,000 people have died of covid....and tweets like mean there's in a very real chance of even more people dying.— Mrs C (@MrsC984) December 5, 2020
How can you be so irresponsible?