Fauci cautiously suggested Friday that he supports reopening the country, acknowledging that citizens and the economy "can't stay locked down" for "a prolonged period of time" because it could cause "irreparable damage."
The Daily Wire noted that just last week, "Fauci told the U.S. Senate that reopening too soon would cause 'needless suffering and death.'"
Portnoy—who recently unleashed against officials (including Fauci) over the destructive shutdowns—took notice of Fauci's latest advice, and then took to Instagram, saying, "OK, rant time!"
Addressing the doctor, Portnoy said, "Fauci, I just did a rant that went viral, literally like last week, because you're like, 'If we open up the country everyone is gonna f***ing die.'"
He continued, "Now, I put a little f***in' heat on him, and people are like, 'we gotta open, we're gonna die if we stay inside.'