Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, threw a disastrous first pitch on Thursday night when the Washington Nationals hosted the New York Yankees.
Turning Point USA Chief Creative Officer Benny Johnson posted the video on Twitter, writing, “Fauci’s first pitch was about as accurate and disciplined as his preparations and predictions for the China Virus.”
Fauci’s first pitch was about as accurate and disciplined as his preparations and predictions for the China Virus
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) July 23, 2020
Players from both teams kneeled to pay tribute to the Black Lives Matter movement, a far-left organization.
The Twitter account for Major League Baseball tweeted: “Today, and every day, we come together as brothers. As equals, all with the same goal – to level the playing field. To change the injustices. Equality is not just a word. It’s our right! Today we stand as men from 25 nations on 6 continents. Today, we are one.”
Today, and every day, we come together as brothers. As equals, all with the same goal – to level the playing field. To change the injustices. Equality is not just a word. It’s our right!
Today we stand as men from 25 nations on 6 continents.
Today, we are one. pic.twitter.com/vKUGdRfwgQ
— MLB (@MLB) July 23, 2020
The organization states on its website:
We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable.
The Heritage Foundation adds:
A partner organization, the Movement for Black Lives, or M4BL, calls for abolishing all police and all prisons. It also calls for a “progressive restructuring of tax codes at the local, state and federal levels to ensure a radical and sustainable redistribution of wealth.”
Another M4BL demand is “the retroactive decriminalization, immediate release and record expungement of all drug-related offenses and prostitution and reparations for the devastating impact of the ‘war on drugs’ and criminalization of prostitution.”
Online, Fauci was widely mocked over the disastrous pitch, including from left-wing media.
CNN’s John Harwood tweeted, “How is this possible? Fauci’s an athlete.”
how is this possible? Fauci’s an athlete https://t.co/YqB87xrIBo
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) July 23, 2020
Donald Trump Jr. tweeted: “Just a bit outside!!!”
Just a bit outside!!! pic.twitter.com/pf7hA99z3n
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 24, 2020
Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) tweeted: “Fauci’s first pitch came closer to the plate than any of his COVID-19 predictions.”
Fauci’s first pitch came closer to the plate than any of his COVID-19 predictions. https://t.co/v6tNY1WWgg
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) July 23, 2020
Political commentator Steve Deace tweeted: “If that’s not a metaphor for Fauci’s ‘public service’ during this pandemic I don’t know what is.”
If that's not a metaphor for Fauci's "public service" during this pandemic I don't know what is. https://t.co/lZrudujFeP
— Steve Deace (@SteveDeaceShow) July 24, 2020
The Blaze’s Tyler Cardon tweeted: “You can’t convince me this man had ever thrown a baseball before this attempt.”
Political commentator Dave Rubin responded, “‘Never throw a baseball while wearing a mask.’ —- Dr. Fauci, tomorrow, probably.”
“Never throw a baseball while wearing a mask.” —- Dr. Fauci, tomorrow, probably. https://t.co/PI0Ttt8Hxq
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) July 24, 2020
Political commentator Mike Cernovich tweeted: “Never a straight shot from Fauci.”
Never a straight shot from Fauci. https://t.co/JoN8UJ6fg5
— Cernovich Football Team (@Cernovich) July 23, 2020
Free Beacon reporter David Rutz tweeted: “I cannot wait for Trump’s tweet about Fauci’s first pitch. I’m legitimately excited about it.”
Political commentator John Cardillo tweeted: “Obama: ‘Damn, I throw like a five year old girl.’ Fauci: ‘Hold my juice box.'”
Obama: “Damn, I throw like a five year old girl.”
Fauci: “Hold my juice box.”
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) July 23, 2020
Washington Examiner editor Seth Mandel tweeted: “Give Fauci a break. Who do you expect him to be on a baseball field, George Bush?”
Give Fauci a break. Who do you expect him to be on a baseball field, George Bush? pic.twitter.com/cHNa36oTSu
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) July 23, 2020
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