Fauci: FNC’s Jesse Watters ‘Should Be Fired on the Spot’ for ‘Ambush’ Remarks

Tuesday on CNN’s “New Day,” National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci reacted to Fox News Channel’s Jesse Watters calling on a crowd to “ambush” the White House chief medical adviser with a metaphorical “kill shot” during a confrontation.

Fauci called the remarks “horrible” and a “reflection of the craziness that goes on in society.” He added that Watters “should be fired on the spot.”

“Well, John, that’s horrible,” Fauci told host John Berman. “I mean, that just is such a reflection of the craziness that goes on in society. The only thing that I have ever done throughout these two years is to encourage people to practice good public health practices, to get vaccinated, to be careful in public settings, to wear a mask. And for that, you have some guy out there saying that people should be giving me a kill shot, to ambush me? I mean, what kind of craziness is there in society these days? That’s awful that he said that. And he’s going to go, very likely, unaccountable. I mean, whatever network he’s on is not going to do anything for him. I mean, that’s crazy.”

“The guy should be fired on the spot,” he concluded.


In a statement provided to Breitbart, Fox News said it was “clear” Watters was using a metaphor and his remarks were “twisted completely out of context.”

“Based on watching the full clip and reading the entire transcript, it’s more than clear that Jesse Watters was using a metaphor for asking hard-hitting questions to Dr. Fauci about gain-of-function research and his words have been twisted completely out of context,” the statement said.

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