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(LifeSiteNews) – Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday that he would resign as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) if former President Donald Trump won the 2024 presidential election. 

When asked by Jim Acosta on CNN last Sunday if Trump could handle whatever remained of COVID-19 or another health crisis and if he’d remain in the government, Fauci responded laughing “Uh, well, ‘no,’ to the second question.” 

“If you look at the history of what the response was during the [Trump] administration, I think, you know at best you would say it wasn’t optimal,” Fauci told Acosta, speaking about Trump’s response to COVID-19. 

When asked again if he would not serve in a second Trump administration, Fauci said “For sure.” 

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Please SIGN this petition calling on Hong Kong leader John Lee to cease all intimidation of Cardinal Joseph Zen following his arrest for supporting pro-democracy demonstrators. 

Cardinal Joseph Zen, the Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong, was arrested by the pro-China security police in Hong Kong in a major escalation of intimidation against pro-freedom activists in the region.

Zen was one of four people arrested on May 11th on suspicion of "colluding with foreign forces", with the 90-year-old's detention marking the first high-profile move by Hong Kong's new Chief Executive, John Lee.

The Hong Kong security police targeted Zen as a trustee of the 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund, which provided “legal, medical, psychological and emergency financial assistance” to those involved in the 2019 protests against the government’s Extradition Law Amendment Bill, which allows prisoners to be transferred to China for trial.

Cardinal Zen has since been released, but his passport was confiscated to prevent him leaving Hong Kong.

The arrest was made possible under the terms of Hong Kong’s draconian national security law, passed in 2020, which Zen warned would be used to silence the Church. 

The outspoken cardinal previously confessed that he was prepared to go to prison under the terms of the new law, saying, “If right and proper words were considered against their law, I will endure all the suing, trials, and arrests.”

Cardinal Zen is a hero to Hong Kongers, and needs the world to stand with him today. 

SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition calling on Hong Kong leader John Lee to cease all intimidation of Cardinal Zen today.

The people of Hong Kong, including Cardinal Zen, have lived under the shadow of Beijing since 1997, and know personally how oppressive Chinese Communist Party rule is.

This arrest of a Catholic cardinal by communist authorities in Hong Kong is a stark reminder of the harsh realities of life for all citizens of the region. 

Cardinal Zen's plight demands the attention of all people of good-will, as his spirit of resistance in the face of tyranny continues to inspire new generations of Hong Kongers to defy the horrors of communist rule.

Please stand with Cardinal Zen today - SIGN and SHARE this petition calling for an end to the intimidatory tactics of the Chinese Communist Party's proxy leaders in Hong Kong.

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Fauci has served as director for NIAID since 1984. He has been in conflict with Trump with regard to the response to COVID-19 since the beginning of 2020, disagreeing with Trump on the issues of hydroxychloroquine, masks, and lockdowns 

Conservatives took to Twitter shortly after Fauci’s statements. Rachel Bovard, a contributor for The Federalist, tweeted that “This is an endorsement for Trump. And Fauci doesn’t get it. Which is why it’s hilarious.” Clay Travers, founder of Outkick and a critic of Fauci, tweeted “This is the greatest endorsement of Donald Trump in 2024 possible.” 

Fauci has been a controversial figure in American politics since the beginning of the COVID “pandemic. He advocated the use of face masks in spite of evidence that masks don’t affect the chances of infection. He has also supported lockdowns in spite of evidence showing that they cause economic and social harm while not preventing the spread of infection. Fauci has also been linked to gain-of-function research, a process that involves intentionally strengthening viruses to study their effects, conducted at the Wuhan lab from which COVID-19 is widely thought to have emerged.

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