Embattled coronavirus czar Anthony Fauci is facing immense criticism after an announcement that he plans to publish a self-aggrandizing book about the pandemic this fall.
The book, titled Expect the Unexpected: Ten Lessons on Truth, Service, and the Way Forward, will cover details about Fauci’s handling of the coronavirus under the Trump and Biden administrations, as well as offering feel-good life advice, said a description published by Barnes & Noble which has since been scrubbed from the internet.
It will present Fauci’s “unique perspective on leadership, expecting the unexpected, and finding joy in difficult times,” according to the summary of the book.
“In his own words, world-renowned infectious disease specialist Anthony Fauci shares the lessons that have shaped his life philosophy, offering an intimate view of one of the world’s greatest medical minds as well as universal advice to live by,” the summary continued.
Conservatives blasted Fauci, who is already the highest paid federal employee, for “profiting” off the pandemic.
Profiting from the pandemic with a book deal is truly a new low.https://t.co/sdsts2rtAg
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) June 1, 2021
Fauci never missed a paycheck while advocating that you lose yours. His lockdown mandates destroyed livelihoods and threatened our children’s futures.
Now he’ll be profiting nicely off it.https://t.co/UQ7dEK8sDt
— Rep. Dan Bishop (@RepDanBishop) June 1, 2021
Dr. Fauci is publishing a book and became the highest paid federal government employee while you lost your business and had your kids out of school for a year
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) June 1, 2021
The release follows a previous announcement in March by Simon & Schuster that Fauci planned to publish a children’s book.
But it also follows a series of damning public admissions—as well as the release of many of his own emails—that have brought renewed scrutiny over Fauci’s inconsistent COVID response and questions over the role he might have played in the virus’s presumed origin at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Like Fauci, New York’s Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo has also faced immense criticism for publishing a book about his handling of the pandemic before the pandemic was even considered over.
Cuomo’s book, which is now part of a statewide investigation into Cuomo’s administration, earned the governor more than $5 million.