Although Dr. Anthony Fauci has served as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984, he hasn't exactly become a household name until 2020.
The obvious reason for this is his role as as a federal advisor on the nation's scientific and medical response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but recent months have seen that role grow more complicated as his recommendations increasingly differ from the desires of the Trump administration. As The Washington Post reported there has been at least a month long period since early June in which he and President Donald Trump did not speak.
In that time, the Post also reported on a list of perceived mistakes Fauci made throughout the pandemic released by the White House in an attempt to discredit him.
To critics, this list both failed to take into account the lack of readily available information about the coronavirus in those early months and ignored Fauci's own warnings against treating recommendations at the time as definitive and unchangeable.
In response to this White House list, those who support Fauci are sharing endorsements and experiences with him that put that support into perspective.