The hashtag #FireFauci started on April 13th after President Trump retweeted a tweet. Fauci is the lead scientist in the fight against COVID-19. Some of his supporters agree with the idea that Fauci should be fired, while others believe firing him would cause chaos.
Some of Trump’s supporters are blindly following his lead.
Anyone else grateful that we have this man leading our country right now?
I am! We have faith in you President @realDonaldTrump!
You built an amazing economy in your first 3 years in office, and you will rebuild it again!!!
— David J Harris Jr (@DavidJHarrisJr) April 13, 2020
But the opposing side understands the disorder that will come following the release of Fauci. Trump’s loyal supporters are not educated on factual scientific knowledge.
#FireFauci is one of the most embarrassing hashtags to appear on twitter. it reflects pure scientific illiteracy in the US. Ppl should be ashamed of this.
— Ralph Marcucio (@mcfunny) April 13, 2020
Some of his supporters do genuinely believe in Trump’s ability to lead the country.
President Trump is not going to #FireFauci.
This is nothing but fake news from the media trying to cause a panic that Trump is going to fire him.
The media wants Trump to fire Dr. Fauci, so they can say he is reckless.
It isn’t going to happen, Trump is much smarter than that.
— RD (@real_defender) April 13, 2020
This user does not want to #FireFauci but is on Trump’s side of the argument against the media. This is an interesting take because this Trump supporter understands the importance of Fauci but nonetheless defends Trump and not the science.
There are those who defend Fauci from a personal perspective. Fauci owned up to the mistake he made, and should not be fired.
Fauci screwed up horribly Sunday.
And then with humility and grace he took total ownership of it in front of the entire country.
He didn’t release a statement. He stood before the country.
The #FireFauci crowd is wrong.
— The Curve Is Bent. Time to Free Us! (@NolteNC) April 14, 2020
Some believed the panic around this topic was uncalled for, but this tweet defends the reason why people reacted the way they did.
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) April 13, 2020
Then there are those who are fed up with Trump’s administration and will take any side against him.
— Lyn Coffin (@lynco) April 13, 2020