One of the bright spots of President Donald Trump’s gazillionth coronavirus press conference on Friday was Dr. Anthony Fauci’s reaction to something stupid the President said while talking about Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
During the presser, Trump referred to the State Department as the “Deep State Department” in response to a question about Pompeo.
“I’d like him to go back to the State Department — or as they call it, the Deep State Department — and do his job,” Trump said.
The remark, just like everything else Trump said, did not inspire confidence that he’s taking this pandemic seriously. And the markets once again sank. Even Fauci, the National Institutes of Health infectious disease expert, couldn’t help but facepalm despite warnings to the public not to touch their faces.
Here’s the video via Twitter:
The president’s apparent anger on display as he used the derogatory term “Deep State Department” and Dr Fauci reacted by putting his hand over his face. Watch. pic.twitter.com/Ks7j4WciVt
— Kelly O’Donnell (@KellyO) March 20, 2020
Trump inappropriately insulted the State Department yet again in the midst of a crisis and a clearly embarrassed and uncomfortable Fauci could only put his hand over his face to suppress a laugh at the bumbling idiot who is supposed to somehow get our nation through this difficult time.
As such, the Internet expressed amusement.
Fauci David pic.twitter.com/06c0EAXO0l
— Wells P (@Wells_P) March 20, 2020
Fauci is the living embodiment of face-palm emoji 🤦♀️🤦🤦♂️ https://t.co/KAvazmHp8b
— Jaime (@cheesybuerger) March 20, 2020
— Cas (@casempire) March 20, 2020
— Tara Setmayer (@TaraSetmayer) March 20, 2020
Dr. Fauci going with the face-palm in spite of knowing its danger. pic.twitter.com/jPdZ4iFwrU
— Andy Farquhar (@andy_farquhar) March 20, 2020
This Fauci facepalm will live on as a meme far longer than any of us.
— Heather (@Hpendergast4) March 20, 2020
— Jay Ponsonby-Britt (@jpwind801) March 20, 2020
Best face palm in the history of the United States!
We feel your pain, Dr. Fauci. https://t.co/5ZZY7HNnBi
— Raymond Baker (@RayBake) March 20, 2020
Facepalm Trump moments:
John Kelly facepalmed at Trump’s 2017 UN speech, whereupon Trump mocked Kim Jong Un and called him “Rocket Man.”
Dr Fauci facepalmed today when Trump called the State Department “The Deep State Department” pic.twitter.com/HWDwKIWU7N
— Lauren Werner 🗽 (@LaurenWern) March 20, 2020
— Anne Davis (@AnneDavis29) March 20, 2020
Now all that’s left is to wait for Trump to throw a temper tantrum.
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