(RepublicanWire.org) – Fauci, who is stepping down as head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases after nearly 40 years, is now embracing victimhood.

Elon Musk let it be known over the weekend that a coming installment of the “Twitter Files” will center on the suppression of factual information on Covid-19, vowing that “it is coming bigtime.” He also set his sights on Dr. Anthony Fauci, which launched a spirited defense of the infectious disease expert from the left which included the White House, the media and Hollywood celebrities.

When Fauci was asked in a recent interview about the criticism from Musk, he replied, “I don’t pay attention to that… and I don’t even feel I need to respond.” Fauci went on to say, “…A lot of that stuff is just a cesspool of misinformation, and I don’t waste a minute worrying about it.”

But Fauci would quickly contradict himself when asked if the new Twitter boss put his safety at risk while expressing his standard disdain for those who hold a different opinion of him.

“Of course it’s at risk, that’s why I have armed federal agents with me all the time,” Fauci said, adding that Musk’s criticism “stirs a lot of hate in people who have no idea why they’re hating, they’re hating because somebody [famous] is tweeting about it.”

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre responded to Musk’s criticism of Fauci by claiming that it’s “dangerous” — this from the camp that regularly likens Republicans to Nazis.

“These attacks, these personal attacks that we’ve been seeing are dangerous — on Dr. Fauci and other public health professionals as well — they are disgusting and they are divorced from reality,” Jean-Pierre said during Monday’s White House briefing.