“I’ve seen more of Dr. Fauci than I have my wife. We kid each other. But—hey look, who’s president? Fauci,” said Joe Biden at the National Institutes of Health on Thursday as he announced a “winter plan” to address the two-year-old COVID-19 pandemic. The Delaware Democrat thus reveals what has long been apparent to all but the willfully blind.

“Common sense tells us that a man who reads his stage directions from a teleprompter out loud can’t be running the country,” explains Dan Gelernter. For example, in August Biden said he was “instructed” to call on certain reporters. That caused many to wonder who was doing the instructing. Biden is now on record that the lead instructor is Dr. Fauci, to the point that he is de facto president of the United States. That invites a closer look at the man who wields supreme executive power without ever facing the voters.

Anthony Fauci earned a medical degree in 1966 but if he ever practiced medicine it was only for a short time. In 1968, to avoid treating wounded American soldiers in Vietnam, Fauci took a cushy “yellow beret” job at the National Institutes of Health.

Fauci’s bio shows no advanced degrees in molecular biology or biochemistry. Nevertheless, in 1984 he became director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Nobel laureate Kary Mullis, who earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry from UC Berkeley, thought Fauci was unqualified for that position. According to Mullis, inventor of the polymerase chain reaction, Fauci “doesn’t understand electron microscopy and he doesn’t understand medicine. He should not be in a position like he’s in.” But he was.

Fauci claimed that AIDS would ravage the populace, but as Michael Fumento showed in The Myth of Heterosexual AIDS, that was hopelessly wrong. As UC Berkeley molecular biologist Peter Duesberg revealed in Inventing the AIDS Virus, Fauci networked with pharmaceutical giant Burroughs Wellcome and recommended azidothymidine, also known as AZT and marketed under the names Zidovudine or Retrovir.

In 1989, Fauci’s NIAID conducted trials of the drug on pregnant mothers injected with HIV. As Duesberg noted, “A drug that interferes with growth can lead only to physical deformities in babies developing in the womb.” Instead of engaging Duesberg on the facts, Fauci deployed cancel culture against the distinguished Berkeley professor.

According to the National Institutes of Health, gain-of-function research increases the lethality and transmissibility of viruses. In 2012, Fauci warned that such research could lead to an outbreak and trigger a pandemic. Even so, Fauci’s NIAID funded the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) in Communist China, where gain-of-function research could be conducted in secret, with no accountability. The WIV also received a shipment of deadly pathogens from a lab in Canada, courtesy of Chinese scientist Xiangguo Qiu.

In early 2017, Fauci proclaimed there was “no doubt” President Donald Trump would be confronted with a surprise infectious disease outbreak. In early 2020, Fauci praised China’s handling of the pandemic and initially opposed Trump’s ban on travel from China.

Fauci is the person most responsible for the lockdowns that wrecked the surging Trump economy and inflicted untold suffering on millions of people. Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo sent some 15,000 people to their deaths in nursing homes. Cuomo claimed he was following federal policy, but when CNN asked Fauci if that was true, the NIAID boss declined to answer.

Fauci lied about funding gain-of-function research at the WIV, and the late Angelo Codevilla pegged the NIAID boss as a deep state fraud. Fauci reversed himself on many aspects of the pandemic but now claims his critics are “really criticizing science because I represent science.” If embattled Americans thought that smacked of megalomania it would be hard to blame them.

Fauci delayed a travel ban on Omicron-infected African countries and then quickly announced that Omicron had arrived in the United States. On Thursday, Biden hinted at new draconian measures, such as seven-day quarantines after returning from abroad, mandatory testing under threat of legal punishment, and barring noncompliant passengers from boarding flights.

That all doubtless comes from Fauci, who recently told a McGill University audience, “there comes a time when you do have to give up what you consider your individual right of making your own decision, for the greater good of society.” Care to guess who would “represent” the greater good?

The doctor who first does harm, and who claims to represent science, thus reveals his inner Stalin. As Joe Biden said, “look who’s president, Fauci.” Happy white coat supremacy Christmas, everybody.