Most people would think that the president of the United States would make the top federal salary, but most people are wrong. In unexpected news, Openthebooks.com revealed this week that Dr. Anthony Fauci, the infallible infectious disease expert, is paid more than the most powerful man in the world.
Despite his typically low-profile position, Fauci made more money than four million federal employees — before the coronavirus pandemic. According to Forbes: “Dr. Anthony Fauci made $417,608 in 2019, the latest year for which federal salaries are available.”
Recently, Fauci pretended to Hollywood star Matthew McConaughy that he was just a poor federal employee. When McConaughy asked Fauci if he had millions invested in the companies producing the COVID-19 vaccines, Fauci laughed it off with, “Matthew, no, I got zero! I am a government worker. I have a government salary.”
Fauci, now a celebrity and the darling of mainstream media, appears on cable news shows to express his surprise at how “unscientific” President Trump and his administration were regarding solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic that engulfed the United States.
In an interview with Rachel Maddow, Fauci painted the president as pressuring him to be less than “scientific.” He said, “I had pressure put on me, but I resisted it. I had to do something that was not comfortable, but I did it, and I had to be directly contradicting not only the president but some of the people around the president who were saying things that just were not consistent with the science.”
But Fauci and Democrat politicians like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Joe Biden are the unscientific ones that resisted President Trump’s moves to quarantine the US by halting travel from Wuhan, China, the origin of the virus. Don’t expect Rachel Maddow or Anderson Cooper to point that out, though.
Fauci even spoke against the use of masks early in the epidemic in the United States and then began to advocate for them. Joe Biden ran on the necessity of masks, but his message has changed since gaining the oval office. As his press secretary Jen Psaki said in response to a question about why Biden didn’t wear a mask at an inaugural event, she unscientifically said, ” We take a number of precautions, but I think we have bigger issues to worry about at this moment in time.”
Fauci is set to make over $2 million if he continues working through 2024 at his current salary — hardly the chump change he pretended it was to the American public.