Dr. Fauci Tries to Defend Homophobic Ronald Reagan and Rewrite AIDS History
I’m not getting political with this. I’m simply stating facts as I remember them personally. Even though I was very young I can still remember the height of the AIDS crisis and how so many people literally begged President Ronald Reagan for help and support and validation and he simply ignore their pleas. A lot of people ignored these pleas, and a few like Elizabeth Taylor stood up and supported people with AIDS. Taylor was one of the few heroes. But when the President of the United States completely ignores a group of marginalized people who are literally dying from something, you have to wonder WTF was going through his mind at the time. And I don’t give a damn what Dr. Fauci says either. His previous record with respect to Bactrim is questionable, too.
Don’t rewrite AIDS history, Dr. Fauci. You don’t get the right to do that as long as there are many of us still alive who remember all this well. The truth is that while people were begging for help, Ronald Reagan ignored AIDS and the dying gay men.
He noted that then-President Ronald Reagan and his religious right supporters made HIV and AIDS research a lot harder, but he doesn’t think Reagan personally hated gay people. “I believe, because of a large part of his constituency was that way, what he did not do is he did not use the bully pulpit of the presidency to gain support and attention to what was going on right in front of everyone’s eyes,” Fauci said.
Here’s more. They mention a few other things, especially the incident with Larry Kramer.